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Hebei authorities demolish Catholic church; church member injured

Friday, May 22, 2015

A close-up of the seal on the
church’s gates reads: Xushui
County Ethnic and Religious
Affairs Bureau, May 22, 2015.
(Photo: China Aid)
 China Aid
By Rachel Ritchie

(Baoding, Hebei–May 22, 2015) The Catholic House of Prayer in Baoding in China’s northern Hebei province was forcibly demolished today by special police who refused to allow church members near the building.

Prior to the demolition, authorities sealed the gates to the church, as pictured.

One church member was injured and transported to the hospital. At this time, her injuries and the events that caused them are unknown.

China Aid will continue to monitor and update this story.

One church member was injured.
(Photo: China Aid)
Authorities sealed the church’s gates. 
(Photo: China Aid)

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