China presented an official ‚Äėwhite paper‚Äô on religion on Wednesday, 4 April, guaranteeing ‚Äúprotection‚ÄĚ for religious freedom, just four days after banning the online sale of Bibles.
The policy paper, titled ‚ÄėChina‚Äôs Policies and Practices on Protecting Freedom of Religious Belief‚Äô, was presented by the State Council Information Office at a press conference and followed the disbandment of the Religious Affairs Bureau.
A local source said they had not been able to find or download Bibles from a popular Amazon-like online platform and that other people had reported similar experiences on social media. Others, however, still seemed to have access to online Bibles earlier this week, the source said....
The Catholic Church‚Äôs decision to allow the Chinese Communist government to choose bishops in China should cause the Catholic Church members to spearhead a new reformation Movement in the RCC. The RCC , led by a communist pope is probably thrilled and appreciated the ‚Äú white paper ‚Äú, on ‚Äú religious freedom ‚Äú. The fact that this more about behavior rather the religion is heartening. Faith in Christ will flourish where suffering abounds. His word will stand forever.