Religious Persecution in China

Pope’s deal “makes faith less pure”

In 1947 when Chiang Kai-shek was in power, Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang was ordained by the Vatican. Two years later (1949), Mao’s Communist Party seized power and set about jailing Christian leaders, driving out missionaries and dismantling churches. In 1954, when the atheist Communist Party formally severed ties with the Vatican, Bishop Shi was arrested […]