» 01/12/2005, 00.00
Something new but mostly the same old rules on religion
Perhaps the only novelty is the opening to the Russian Orthodox Church and the Jewish community.
Mgr Paul Su Yongda, new bishop of Zhanjiang
New bishop chooses 'Duc in altum' as his motto in accordance with the Pope's mission for the Church in the third millennium.
20/12/2004 CHINA - VATICAN
New regulations for controlling religions
New government guidelines claim to "guarantee religious freedom". But, apart from the odd new element, they reconfirm minute control over people, places and activities.
More than 10,000 faithful attend the funeral of Mgr Xie, underground Bishop of Mingdong
Underground Church priest arrested
He had already been sentenced to three years in a labour camp.
11/09/2017 13:47:00 CHINA-VATICAN
New regulations on religions: Annihilate underground communities, suffocate official communities
Few articles added to the draft. Religions viewed not as the "opium" but the "plague" of peoples. Spasmodic control at all levels of political power of official religions. Massive fines for members of unofficial communities. Seizure and closure of "illegal sites" by the State. Expulsions from schools for "proselytism" activities.
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