More evidence of Bibles in China

Bibles in Chinese are seen in the back of the Catholic cathedral in Nanjing, China, in this 2007 file photo. (CNS/Nancy Wiechec)Remember the buzz last month that Bibles were being banned at the Olympics in Beijing next summer?

Like many rumors, this one had an air of believability, especially to people who may not be current on the state of religion in China. As we said last month, Bibles freely circulate in China, despite that regime’s other controls on religion.

I was reminded of this little dust-up by a story we picked up earlier this week from our partners in Asia, UCA News, which reported on a popular Bible Diary that quickly sold out and went to a second printing. There’s even a link where the items can be downloaded.

We’ve often said we’re not above tooting our own horns. Here comes another: For an excellent look at the state of the Catholic Church in China, read our series from earlier this year.

PHOTO: Bibles in Chinese are seen in the back of the Catholic cathedral in Nanjing, China, in this 2007 file photo. (CNS/Nancy Wiechec)

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