Disease knows no religious border. Viruses are ecumenical.
As Coronavirus rises in China (HERE), we read that the government has cracked down even more on Christians, forbidding Christian funerals.
The government claims the new rules aim to “get rid of bad funeral customs and establish a scientific, civilized and economical way of funerals.”
“Clerical personnel are not allowed to participate in funerals” at homes and “no more than 10 family members of the deceased are allowed to read scriptures or sing hymns in a low voice,” the rules state. The new rules began to take effect recently, although enacted on Dec. 1, said a Catholic in Wenzhou Diocese in Zhejiang.
The regulations strictly ban “religious activities outside religious places, so the priest will not be able to hold funeral prayers outside the church,” he told UCA News.
China has banned funerals, burials and other related activities involving the corpses of deceased victims of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan in Hubei province.
This reminds me of what Obama and the dems wanted for religious practices: to drive religion from the public square.
A while back the Holy See signed an agreement with China. Since then, Catholics have been savagely repressed.
But do you remember the claim of Argentinian Bp. Marcello Sorondo? He said in 2018, that “at this moment, those who best realize the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese.”