China bans Christian funerals as new rules take effect

Why does any Christian Nation not speak against religious persecution in China ? When even a single stone is pelted at a church in India, Hindus are called ‘Talibani’ !

Beijing (China) – Christian funerals have been banned in some areas of China as the Communist Government begins to enforce a set of repressive regulations on religious practices. In the eastern province of Zhejiang, the Government has put in force a set of Regulations on Centralized Funeral Arrangement, which bans priests from attending funeral prayers outside a religious place.

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 1st Dec. said a Catholic in Wenzhou Diocese in Zhejiang. “Otherwise there would be penalties. The punishment could even be closing the church and cancelling the priest’s priesthood certificate, letting the priest go home”, he said.

China has banned funerals, burials and other related activities involving the corpses of the coronavirus that originated in Wuhan in Hubei province.