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Chinese Christians told to replace Christ with Mao or lose gov’t support

Chinese Christians told to replace Christ with Mao or lose gov’t support

Government authorities in Shanxi, China, are ordering people who receive government assistance to replace religious symbols in their homes, including pictures of Jesus, with pictures of Chairman Mao and President Xi Jinping. Refusal to comply results in the assistance being taken away.

Bangladesh’s Archbishop Costa dies

Bangladesh’s Archbishop Costa dies

Archbishop Moses Costa of Bangladesh’s Chittagong Archdiocese died at past nine o’clock in the morning on July 13 due to multiple strokes caused by brain hemorrhage.

India denies visa to US religious freedom investigators

India denies visa to US religious freedom investigators

India has barred U.S. representatives from investigating the county’s reported violations of religious freedom, continuing what critics call a trend of Hindu nationalism that threatens religious minorities in India.