CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 19 January 2019

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Christian relics found in Mongolia

HOHHOT (SE): During renovation worker on an old house near the Tongshunjie Church in Hohhot, Mongolia, two one century-old monuments were uncovered.

China Source reported on June 5 that one is a commemoration of a Swedish missionary, Anna Karlsson. Her name is carved on the stone in English. The other monument is inscribed with Chinese names, which probably belong to the early Chinese Christians in the region.

Sister Feng, from the local Church, told the China Christian Daily that the monuments were excavated from a corner of an old house that is more than 100-years-old.

A deacon, Liu Guilan, said that the house had been built by Swedish missionaries as their living quarters and because of the particular design and size, it stands out among the surrounding buildings.

The building is listed as a protected relic by the government to be preserved. Every year Swedish visitors come to visit the house and look at the footprints left by their country people of the last century.

Situated behind a Buddhist temple in the Hui nationality area, the Tongshunjie Church has a congregation of around 2,000 people and 18 teams serving in specific ministries, including security, business fellowship, visitation, reception, Sunday school and prayer.

The Church has a long history spanning back around 94 to 95 years.

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