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More in church in China than whole of Europe

Michael O'Loughlin summarizes for America Magazine a BBC report that asks whether "rampant capitalism" is driving Christianity's growth in China.

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  • September 19, 2011
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The BBC reports on the phenomeon of the swiftly growing Christian churches in China:

It is impossible to say how many Christians there are in China today, but no-one denies the numbers are exploding.

The government says 25 million, 18 million Protestants and six million Catholics. Independent estimates all agree this is a vast underestimate. A conservative figure is 60 million. There are already more Chinese at church on a Sunday than in the whole of Europe.

- Michael O'Loughlin, America Magazine


"More Chinese at church on a Sunday than in the whole of Europe" (America Magazine)


Christians in China: Is the country in spiritual crisis? (BBC)


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