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Church faces demolition in Jiangxi

HONG KONG (UCAN): The Diocese of Yujiang, in Jiangxi province, China, in the has been notified by government officials that the Annunciation Church of the unofficial community is slated for demolition. This comes in the wake of newly-revised Jiangxi Provincial Regulations on Religious Affairs which came into effect in the province on May 1.
 

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Church demolition sparks fireworks in Shanxi

CHANGZHI (SE): Dozens of people turned out on August 29 in an effort to stop the demolition of a church in Wangcun, a few kilometres from Changzhi, in southeastern Shanxi province.
 
AsiaNews reported that people cried out, “Jesus save me!” and “Mother Mary, have pity on us!” as they tried to obstruct a bulldozer and the police who were trying to protect it as it carried its destructive mission.
 

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