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More church crosses demolished

Hong Kong (UCAN): Chinese officials have ordered the demolition of crosses and some other church structures in dioceses in Zhejiang, Henan and Guizhou provinces.
 
In southwestern Guizhou on October 15, officials ordered Anlong Church to remove structures and crosses, erected as part of a local pilgrimage, which allegedly violated planning laws.
 
Authorities warned that unless a fine was paid by October 20, income obtained from the pilgrimage would be confiscated. 
 

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Time to take up the cross again

WENZHOU (UCAN): The province of Zhejiang has been through a highly controversial period over the past four years, as Christians have been forced to watch more than 1,700 crosses being removed from Church buildings by government authorities.
 
But now that the secretary of the Communist Party that gave the demolition orders is moving on, some people think that it is time to take up the cross again.
 

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Pastor opposed to cross demolitions released

Beijing (Agencies): Zhang Chongzhu, who protested against the government’s cross demolition campaign, was released on May 9. 

Zhang, the pastor of the Pyongyang Three-Self Patriotic Movement Church in Zhejiang province, had been detained since August 2015. 

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