Special China Report by Steven W. Mosher

The Suffering Church

Special China Report

On March 22, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)announced that all "religious affairs" in China would henceforth be supervised by a shadowy Party office called the "United Front Department." The former government agency responsible for Catholic and other believers—the State Administration of Religious Affairs bureau (SARA)—has been summarily abolished.

The reorganization attracted little attention outside of China, but it is certain to have unpleasant repercussions for Chinese believers. I believe that this move mean . . .