One thousand Christians have been forced from their place of worship in a city in eastern China after Communist Party officials decided their 10-storey mega-church was an eyesore that needed to be destroyed
One thousand Christians have been forced from their place of worship in a city in eastern China after Communist Party officials decided their 10-storey mega-church was an eyesore that needed to be destroyed. A wave of church demolitions in Zhejiang province has raised fears that Beijing is reining in China’s rapidly growing Christian community, which some leaders believe could pose a political threat. Members of the Xiaying Holy Love congregation in Ningbo, a port city about 225 kilometres south of Shanghai, say local officials ordered them to vacate their church last month after a visiting politician was appalled by the size of the cross on its roof. More