A Catholic Church in Changjing in Guangxi province, close to where the missionary Auguste Chapdelaine lived and worked. Photo: AFP
A Catholic Church in Changjing in Guangxi province, close to where the missionary Auguste Chapdelaine lived and worked. Photo: AFP

Was a French missionary in China a saint or a spy?

Catholic supporters say China’s atheist authorities are still trying to vilify Auguste Chapdelaine more than 150 years after his death

A Catholic Church in Changjing in Guangxi province, close to where the missionary Auguste Chapdelaine lived and worked. Photo: AFP
A Catholic Church in Changjing in Guangxi province, close to where the missionary Auguste Chapdelaine lived and worked. Photo: AFP
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