Print Edition - 2018-09-11  |  World News Digest

China shuts down prominent Christian church

- AGENCIES, BEIJING

Sep 11, 2018-

Beijing officials have shut down one of China’s largest “underground” Protestant churches for operating without a licence, the Communist government’s latest move to ramp up control over religious worship. Around 70 officials stormed into the Zion Church—housed on the third floor of a nondescript office building in the north of the capital—after its Sunday afternoon service, said church pastor Jin Mingri. “They chased everyone out and sealed off the place, even tearing down our signage on the wall,” Jin told AFP on Monday.

Published: 11-09-2018 08:34

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