Is this the beginning of a new wave of communist persecution of Christians in China? Today the Daily Telegraph reports from the city of Wenzhou:
On Monday night excavators laid waste to one of the city’s largest places of worship, the state-sanctioned Sanjiang church, amid accusations that the Communist Party was preparing to launch a nationwide assault against Christianity.
At least 10 churches here in Zhejiang province have been ordered to remove their eye-catching red crosses or are facing partial or total demolition, activists claim. Already this month two churches, one Catholic, one Protestant, have been razed.
Perhaps Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, or his deputy and Foreign Minister, Eamon Gilmore, now boasting about their improved relations with the Catholic Church, will speak up for the human right of these beleaguered Chinese Christians.