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  1. News - China - RELIGION

    Wenzhou's removal of crosses and actions elsewhere may signal wider crackdown

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Verna Yu

    ... state-sanctioned Protestant churches across Wenzhou and elsewhere in Zhejiang to remove crosses from their church spires. Officials say the destruction is part of a provincial programme to raze illegal ... on Wednesday, despite the protests. On August 28, Huang Yizi, a pastor in Wenzhou who had been detained for nearly a month, was formally arrested on public order charges, accused of organising a protest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1586751/wenzhous-removal-crosses-and-actions-elsewhere-may-signal-wider-crackdown
  2. News - China - RELIGION

    Protest over removal of crosses from Zhejiang churches is now unlikely

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Wenzhou, Zhejiang minnie.chan@scmp.com Protest over removal of church crosses unlikely A plan by Christians in Zhejiang province to hold a protest today over a government campaign to remove crosses from their churches is likely to be called off, a church leader said last night. Police had called several pastors and warned them against joining a silent protest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1538582/protest-over-removal-crosses-zhejiang-churches-now-unlikely
  3. News - China - RELIGION

    Official downplays number of churches demolished in Zhejiang

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:29pm by Nectar Gan

    ... were for religious purposes. Of that already miniscule figure, 2.3 per cent were Protestant buildings, the Today Morning Express in Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s capital, reported. So far, 225 million ... of Protestant Churches and the China Christian Council, which normally avoid the type of harassment authorities reserve for so-called “underground” churches. The committees of the Three-Self movement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577748/official-downplays-number-churches-demolished-zhejiang
  4. News - China - RELIGION

    Nearly 1,000 sect members arrested in crackdown

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 05:01am by AFP

    ... fled to the United States. The central government tightly controls the exercise of religion, permitting worship at government-controlled Buddhist, Daoist, Muslim, Protestant and Catholic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577234/nearly-1000-sect-members-arrested-crackdown
  5. News - China - RELIGION

    China will create own Christian belief system amid tensions with church, says official

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 12:50pm by AFP

    ... Protestants, accounting for 1.7 to 2.9 per cent of the total population, the state-run China Daily said, citing figures given at a seminar in Shanghai. About 500,000 people are baptised as Protestants every year, it added. "Over the past decades, the Protestant churches in China have developed very quickly with the implementation of the country's religious policy," the paper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1568209/china-will-create-own-christian-belief-system-amid-tensions-church-says
  6. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Pope Francis heads to South Korea with message of peace

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 02:50am by AFP

    ... In the last census to include religious affiliation in 2005, close to 30 per cent of South Koreans identified themselves as Christian. The majority are Protestants, but Catholics are the fastest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570955/pope-francis-heads-south-korea-message-peace
  7. News - China - RELIGION

    Hundreds of police dismantle cross at Wenzhou church, while fire guts Ningbo cathedral

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:46am by AP, AFP

    ... was staying in the building, did not know how it began. The authorities in Zhejiang province have taken away or threatened to remove crosses at more than 130 Protestant churches in what they say ... 58 million Protestants in the country practised the religion in 2011, along with nine million Catholics the year before. Some experts say the total could be more than 100 million. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1561413/hundreds-police-dismantle-cross-wenzhou-church-while-fire-guts-ningbo
  8. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Archbishop apologises- although not to activists

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by Danny Mok

    ... also mocked protesters arrested in a sit-in after the July 1 pro-democracy march, suggesting they "bring along their Filipino maids" if they were worried about not being given food ... people's views but was stressing that methods of protest "have to be legal". Yesterday, Kwong did not directly respond to the criticism of his comments, but told churchgoers: "I ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555089/archbishop-apologises-although-not-activists
  9. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Philippine church Iglesia ni Cristo set to draw million followers to mark centenary

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:49am by AFP

    ... in Manila by Felix Manalo, a charismatic man who was raised a Catholic, became a Protestant preacher, then founded his own religion in which he proclaimed himself the last messenger of God. Today ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1560033/philippine-church-iglesia-ni-cristo-set-draw-million-followers-mark
  10. News - China - RELIGION

    China court jails Christian pastor for 12 years

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 02:16pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... in repeated crackdowns. A report by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre said there were probably 67 million Christians in the country in 2010, including 58 million Protestants and 9 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547320/china-court-jails-christian-pastor-12-years

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