Fears rise over China’s growing crackdown on Christian religious leaders

Fears rise over China’s growing crackdown on Christian religious leaders Photo Illustration by Emil Lendof/The Daily Beast
The recent arrest of a Vatican-approved bishop, priests and seminarians in north-central China came as a shocking development, as religious persecution has intensified in the communist-led country under President Xi Jingping. Police arrested Bishop Joseph Zhang Weizhu of Xinxiang May 21, a day after authorities detained seven priests and an unspecified number of seminarians. They…
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