Religion: The Church in China

Some churchmen are trying to spread the notion that the Chinese Communists are really being kind to Christians. A fortnight ago, Anglican Bishop K. H. Ting of Chekiang appeared at the World Council of Churches meeting in Hungary (TIME, Aug. 13) to say that Christian churches in Communist China are free. The Chinese people, said Bishop Ting, have come to regard Communist rule as "an act of God and a demonstration of His love." Last week brought further evidence of just how "free" Christianity is in Red China. After keeping him prisoner for five years, the Communists released Henry Ambrose Pinger,...

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