Chinese Christians Defy Cross Removal – Putting Crosses Back

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Christians in officially-atheist China are braving the wrath of authorities as they put back crosses atop their churches that were knocked down by the police in Zheijang province, home to “China’s Jerusalem.”

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Last month, the Chinese authorities in the province announced that crosses must come off all churches.

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That elicited a response from the region’s largest evangelical church in the form of a rare open letter, which stated that the policy is “likely to cause chaos … and religious conflicts.”

“The churches are restoring their cross over and over again,” said Zan Aizong, a local evangelical and former journalist. “They are being bold and very courageous.”