Chinese gov’t bans kids from attending church services

Sep 12, 2017 by

by Fr Mark Hodges, LifeSite:

China’s communist authorities are cracking down on Christianity, telling more than a hundred Christian churches that children are now forbidden from attending church services and joining Christian groups.

In August over a hundred churches in Wenzhou, within the largely Christian Zhejiang province, received official “notices” that children will be banned from entering any church. Church leaders were told that minors would be turned away at the doors, even if accompanied by their parents.

The notices threaten Christians caught taking their child to services, stating that they “will be dealt with severely.”

Chinese authorities claim that church attendance thwarts minors from “develop(ing) a correct worldview and set of values.”

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