CHINA. Shanxi Province. 1995. The deceased.

CHINA. Shanxi Province. 1995. The deceased.

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Region. 1995. A woman carrying a load next to a church built in 1869.

Region. 1995. A woman carrying a load next to a church built in 1869.

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CHINA. Shanxi Province. 1996. Duan Yuxin, 82, has suffered from mental illness for more than 60 years. During spells of her illness her main symptom was to walk around the village day and night, loudly reciting Bible verses. From 1966 to 1976, the ten-year period when religion was prohibited, she was the only one who could openly recite Bible verses. Because she was a madwoman, the government was unable to make her stop. On many nights during the time of religious suppression, believers…

CHINA. Shanxi Province. 1996. Duan Yuxin, 82, has suffered from mental illness for more than 60 years. During spells of her illness her main symptom was to walk around the village day and night, loudly reciting Bible verses. From 1966 to 1976, the ten-year period when religion was prohibited, she was the only one who could openly recite Bible verses. Because she was a madwoman, the government was unable to make her stop. On many nights during the time of religious suppression, believers…

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CHINA. Shanxi Province. 1995. Praying for an illegal priest who just died.

CHINA. Shanxi Province. 1995. Praying for an illegal priest who just died.

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Cardinal Zen says ‘naïve’ Pope and bad advisors are betraying underground Church in China

Cardinal Zen says ‘naïve’ Pope and bad advisors are betraying underground Church in China

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CHINA. Yunnan. 1993. A Tibetan village, which has about 60 Catholics. At the turn of the century, a French-Jesuit priest whose Chinese name was Reu-An Yi built a church here. During the Cultural Revolution the church was destroyed, and this simple chapel used to be where the holy wine was stored.

CHINA. Yunnan. 1993. A Tibetan village, which has about 60 Catholics. At the turn of the century, a French-Jesuit priest whose Chinese name was Reu-An Yi built a church here. During the Cultural Revolution the church was destroyed, and this simple chapel used to be where the holy wine was stored.

CHINA. Shaanxi Province. 1994. The old Bishop of an "Unofficial Church", Fan Yu Fei prays for people who are ill. Because he belonged to the "Unofficial Church," he was always under government surveillance. On April 22, 1992, he was suddenly and arbitrarily arrested and was locked up for 5 months. On April 5, 1995, he suddenly died of a heart problem while visiting a parish.

CHINA. Shaanxi Province. 1994. The old Bishop of an "Unofficial Church", Fan Yu Fei prays for people who are ill. Because he belonged to the "Unofficial Church," he was always under government surveillance. On April 22, 1992, he was suddenly and arbitrarily arrested and was locked up for 5 months. On April 5, 1995, he suddenly died of a heart problem while visiting a parish.

CHINA. Shaanxi Province. 1995. Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law at evening prayers.

CHINA. Shaanxi Province. 1995. Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law at evening prayers.

CHINA. Shanxi Province. 1995. Old church member engraving figure of Jesus.

CHINA. Shanxi Province. 1995. Old church member engraving figure of Jesus.

CHINA. Shanxi Province. 1995. Youngsters practicing hymns during Easter celebrations.

CHINA. Shanxi Province. 1995. Youngsters practicing hymns during Easter celebrations.

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