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North Korean Christians Live in Fear Their Children Will Expose Them

Life is perilous for North Korea’s underground Christian community, especially since their children have been taught that Christianity is an evil subversive force that threatens the noble and pure Communist state, and Christian parents have every reason to fear their kids will rat them out.

This photo taken on April 29, 2016 shows Chinese students having a laugh as they attend a course taught by Xie Shu (not pictured), a teacher at Tianjin University in the northeastern Chinese city of Tianjin. Xie's Theory and Practice of Romantic Relations course at Tianjin University includes lectures on …

China Threatens to Bar Churchgoing Youth from University

In its latest attack on thriving Christian churches, China’s Communist party has issued an ultimatum to parents that if children do not stop attending church, they will be barred from attending college or entering the military.

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Chinese Christians Say No to Church ‘Controlled by Communist Party’

As Chinese President Xi Jinping continues to tighten the Communist Party’s grip on religious practice, more and more Christians are opting out of the official, state-recognized church and heading underground. Some six million Catholics have refused to join churches recognized

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Pope Offers Tribute to ‘Fearless’ Hero of Catholic Underground Behind Iron Curtain

Pope Francis said that on hearing the news of the passing of Cardinal Korec, he was moved with “deep emotion” and sorrow, calling him “a generous and zealous shepherd who in his long ministry in the Church offered a fearless witness of the Gospel” and was a “staunch defender of the faith and human rights.” The pontiff sent a telegram of condolences to the President of Slovakia’s bishops’ conference.

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Chinese Cardinal Protests Beijing’s Cover-Up of Bishop’s Death

Cardinal Joseph Zen has denounced China’s central government for concealing information about the fate of Cosmas Shi Enxiang, a 94-year-old underground Catholic bishop who was taken prisoner in 2001 and who is now rumored to be dead.