The Rise of Christianity in China

Posted on 26. Jul, 2006, in Church of Ireland, Church Teachings, Faith and JusticeNo Comments

Many people today only think of China as the world’s fastest-growing capitalist economy, a place where many Irish jobs are now relocated. When Mao’s Communists came to power in 1949, China had less than a million Protestants and about three million Catholics.  Today there is a phenomenal growth in the number of Christians.  A survey in 2004 put the figures at 18 million Protestants and 12 million Catholics – some even say there are at least 80 million Christians throughout China.  The Rev. Patrick Comerford was part of a delegation to China recently and he told Eileen Good about the changes there.

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