Wednesday, April 24, 2002
More news from the silent partner in Bush's Axis of Evil -- China. The persecution of Christians continues in the evil communist state.
Police demolish church under construction in Hebei
Rome (Fides) – On April 11 police demolished a Catholic church in Xiao Zhao village in the province of Hebei, 200 kilometers south of Beijing. Xiao Zhao village is in the underground diocese of Zhen Ding. The local Catholics, who had obtained the land and regular building permit for the church from the local authorities, fear that the demolition orders may have come from higher authorities.
Early yesterday morning, a security force of about 2000 men entered the village. Military tanks pushed down the semi-finished walls of the building and the foundations were destroyed with explosives. The local Catholic community, about 700 people, could do nothing to stop the demolition. Eyewitnesses say they simply stood and watched, "crying and praying".
The United States government needs to stop kidding itself about China. That government is brutal to its people and should be abolished. Anything we can do to further the eventual overthrow of the Chinese government we should do.