Catholics detained in China

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain), July 22, 2002
http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/Articles.asp?Article=28201&Sn=WORLOff-site Link

Thirty Roman Catholic worshippers, including 25 children, were detained for holding an illegal summer vacation church service in southeastern China’s Fujian province, police officials and a US-based religious group said yesterday.

The detentions appeared to be a part of an ongoing government crackdown on non-registered “underground churches” that intensified earlier this year as Chinese authorities began viewing such groups as “evil cults” similar to the banned Falun Gong spiritual group.

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