Analysis: La Civiltà Cattolica and the 'sinicization' of Catholicism

Posted March 2, 2018 7:49 pm by Editor

Analysis: La Civiltà Cattolica and the 'sinicization' of Catholicism

Vatican City, Mar 2, 2018 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- At the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Party Congress in October 2017, the country’s president, Xi Jinping, promised to “sinicize religions” in the country.

The promise came at the same time as the introduction of new, more restrictive rules on religious practice.
 
The new regulations on religious activities in China came into effect Feb. 1. Worship can be practiced only in designated churches, and according to a schedule approved by government administrators, while every other place, including private houses, is designated “illegal for worship.”  

Group prayer is forbidden in private houses: if one

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