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2014-07-15 08:25:26

John S. Peale explores Christianity and the churches of China. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chinese people, especially those who are both Christian and patriotic, are in a deeply and almost thoroughly problematic situation. They are caught up in dilemmas both within the Christian perspective and within general Chinese cultural beliefs and practices. Given this situation, author John S. Peale, sheds light on what's going on and what's happening in the...

2006-08-26 00:32:04

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, which says its Catholics must belong to a state-backed church that does not recognize the Pope's authority, has freed an underground bishop after more than 10 years in jail, the U.S.-based Cardinal Kung Foundation said. Bishop An Shuxin, 57, who once preached in the northern province of Hebei, was released from prison on Thursday, but remained under surveillance despite appearing to have a permit to work as a bishop in China, it said in a faxed statement....

2006-07-08 03:42:56

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A court in China's Henan province has jailed the head of one of the country's largest underground Christian churches for seven and a half years, Hong Kong's RTHK radio reported on Saturday. Quoting the China Aid Association, a U.S.-based group which monitors religious freedom in China, RTHK said Zhang Rongliang had been convicted of fraudulently attaining a passport and crossing a border illegally. Association officials were not immediately available for...

2006-07-07 01:18:48

BEIJING (Reuters) - China sentenced three members of a local Christian sect to death for the murder of followers of a rival group and ordered likely life sentences for three other members of the controversial underground religion. The court in Shuangyashan in northeast China's Heilongjiang province ordered the execution of Xu Shuangfu, the 60-year-old founder of the "Three Grades of Servants," or Church of Truth, and members Li Maoxing and Wang Jun. Three others were given death...

2006-06-13 04:11:53

BEIJING (Reuters) - China dismissed U.S. resolutions criticizing it for religious persecution on Tuesday, saying it was based on "groundless accusations" and constituted interference in its internal affairs. The U.S. House of Representatives approved resolutions on Monday that condemned what it said were escalating levels of religious persecution in China and rejected the state-sponsored ordination of Catholic leaders. "Chinese citizens enjoy full and broad freedom of religious...

2006-06-08 21:14:20

BEIJING (Reuters) - China ordered cinemas to pull the plug on controversial blockbuster "The Da Vinci Code" so as to allow more exposure for homegrown films, a state newspaper said on Friday. The decision came after calls from several groups representing the Chinese film industry, the official English-language China Daily said, although it suggested the movie could continue to be shown. "We are not against foreign films," the newspaper quoted an unnamed official with one of the...

2006-05-11 13:17:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush met on Thursday with Chinese activists who said afterward that he had pledged to raise the issue of religious freedom with Chinese leaders in the future. Bush met at the White House with Yu Jie, Li Baiguang and Wang Yi -- Chinese Christian dissidents who have criticized their government's controls on religion. When Bush visited Beijing in November, he attended a service at a government-registered church. He also raised religion at a White House...

2006-05-07 00:07:36

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China is to consecrate a U.S.-educated Chinese priest as an assistant bishop with papal blessing on Sunday, just days after Pope Benedict condemned the unilateral ordination of two bishops by Beijing. The consecration of Father Paul Pei Junmin, 37, was scheduled to be held at a Catholic church in Shenyang, capital of the northeastern province of Liaoning, said Liu Bainian, a vice-chairman of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. Pei,...

2006-05-06 21:43:50

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is expected to appoint an assistant bishop with papal blessing on Sunday, just days after Pope Benedict condemned the unilateral ordination of two bishops by Beijing. Father Paul Pei Junmin, 37, is scheduled to be consecrated an assistant bishop at a Catholic church in Shenyang, capital of the northeastern province of Liaoning, Liu Bainian, a vice-chairman of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, told Reuters. Jin Peixian, the 80-year-old bishop of...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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