A Chinese pastor, who resisted cross removal, has been sentenced to 14 years in jail and his wife to 12 years, according to an official provincial newspaper. A court in Southeastern China sentenced pastor Bao Guohua and his wife Xing Wenxiang after convicting them of corruption, financial crimes and gathering people to disturb social order, according to Zhejiang Daily.

The court also fined the couple heavily. Guohua had 600,000 renminbi (£66,000) confiscated and was fined £11,000. His wife had a further £66,000 confiscated and was fined £10,000. Another ten people who were members of Guohua’s church and a Christian group in the same city, Jinhua, in Zhejiang Province, were arrested, according to the newspaper. READ MORE