Church cross burns during demolition

A dismantled cross.
(Photo: ChinaAid)


(Xinxiang, Henan—Sept. 16, 2018) A cross in China’s central Henan caught fire Sept.8 as authorities destroyed it.

As part of an ongoing crackdown on Christianity in the province, which resulted from the revised Regulations on Religious Affairs going into effect on Feb. 1, government personnel attempt to destroy Christ Church’s cross. It caught fire. According to a ChinaAid reporter, such incidents have occurred multiple times during cross demolitions in the last few years.

In addition, a church elder in Henan said local authorities required that the church leaders read the new regulations to congregants for 10 minutes for each church service, and pastors and elders should write down their thoughts.

ChinaAid exposes abuses, such as those suffered by churches in Henan, in order to stand in solidarity with the persecuted and promote religious freedom, human rights, and rule of law.

Christ Church’s cross burns. (Video: ChinaAid)

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