Saturday, June 9, 2007

China: Call it a Sign, Word is out on the Bible

China has printed more than 43 million copies of the Bible in the past three decades, and the number of Protestants in the country now exceeds 16 million, a top leader of the country's Protestant churches said.
The free expression of Christianity in China is ensured and the Bible is widely available, said Rev Cao Shengjie, president of the China Christian Council, at the "Bible Ministry Exhibition of the Church in China", which concluded in Germany yesterday.

"People in China enjoy religious freedom, I never heard anyone being persecuted for their religious belief," she said.

Rev Mei Kangjun, executive associate secretary-general of the National Committee of Three-Self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China said Christianity developed very quickly under China's religious freedom policy.

As well as 16 million Protestants, there are some 55,000 places of worship and18 divinity and Bible schools.

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