US Reports Increased Chinese Catholic Persecution
01/14/2020 China (International Christian Concern) – A new U.S. Congress report has found that human rights abuse in China worsened in 2019. The report from the Congressional Executive Commission on China highlighted the heightened persecution of Chinese Catholics following the Vatican-China deal in 2018.
The Vatican-China deal was set to bring bishops and Catholic clergy under the China controlled Christian associations. Despite its intent of decreasing persecution and increasing freedom, some reports indicate that persecution levels have remained the same or even increased.
The report covered August 2018 to August 2019. It included the rise of mass internment camps, the persecution of Christians, Muslims and unregistered churches or religious groups, the repression of the Hong Kong democracy protestors and the impact of the communist’s party’s five year sinacization plan.
It is projected that 2020 will hold stricter regulations for Christians and other religious groups.
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