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Sun Apr 24, 2016, 04:15 PM

 

Hong Kong Christians march on mainland liaison office to protest religious oppression

Cardinal Zen: ‘If we don’t speak out, we are the accomplices’

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 24 April, 2016, 11:25pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 24 April, 2016, 11:25pm
ALLEN AU-YEUNG

More than 50 Christians braved the Hong Kong rain yesterday to protest outside Beijing’s liaison office, urging mainland Chinese authorities to respect religious freedom.

According to the organisers of the assembly, attended by Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, authorities have forcibly removed holy crosses from over 2,000 churches in Zhejiang Province since 2014.

In the first quarter of this year alone, 50 places of worship had their crosses removed, they said.

Delivering a sermon to the protestors during the rally, Cardinal Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong, said persecuted Christians living across the border could not be forgotten.

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1938272/hong-kong-christians-march-mainland-liaison

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