Worthy Christian News » Christian Persecution » China: Pastor of state-run church released


China: Pastor of state-run church released

Monday, May 23, 2016 | Tag Cloud

breaking world news china

By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - The pastor of a state-run church in China's Zhejiang province was recently released after eight months in detention.

Authorities arrested Zhang Chongzhu -- the pastor of a Three-Self Patriotic Movement Church in Pyongyang -- on Sept. 8 for resisting the Communist-backed cross demolition campaign. He was later charged him with "stealing, spying, buying or illegally providing state secrets or intelligence to entities outside China."

Coincidently, Zhang Kai -- a human rights lawyer who defended churches against the government's anti-cross campaign in court -- was also charged with the same crimes. Both men had been scheduled to meet with the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom, causing some to find a correlation between the meeting and their arrests.

Copyright 1999-2017 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News » Christian Persecution » China: Pastor of state-run church released

1 thought on “China: Pastor of state-run church released

  1. They are doing this to defend crosses? They are dying for crosses? That's like dying to defend people putting the symbol of electric chairs on top of buildings. Why? Why be tortured for this? Perhaps there is just a bit too much honor given in the Chinese Christian culture for suffering for christian things. I remind one and all, it is for the gospel and for Christ/Messiah (however you spell it in Chinese) which is worth suffering and dying for. I do not understand why anyone would take such a stand against their own government for crosses on buildings. Mark your places of worship with red chalk or some other way, it works too. Use your heads, the loss of strong Christians for no good reason weakens the body of believers, that's Satan's goals, not God's. Use your heads! Or are these "churches" places dedicated to the Queen of Heaven instead? Then let them destroy them, that's what Josiah would do.

Leave a Comment

Worthy Christian News » Christian Persecution » China: Pastor of state-run church released