Chinese gov't offers land to Catholic group to compensate for demolishing church

By The Christian Post

Protesters, including priests, attempt to stop the demolition of a Catholic Church in Guantao County of the People's Republic of China, as seen in video uploaded in October 2019. | Screengrab: YouTube/AsiaNews

The Chinese government is reportedly offering compensation to a Catholic congregation whose church building was recently demolished by authorities.

Recently, a church in Wu Gao Zhang, which is located in Guantao County, was demolished about a year after it was opened despite intense protests from parishioners and local priests.

However, according to a report from Catholic News Agency, the Chinese government “agreed to provide land and compensation to rebuild the church somewhere else” following hours of talks.

Source:The Christian Post