Skip to comments.What's wrong with this picture?
Posted on 04/09/2013 2:28:36 PM PDT by NYer
The April 1st edition of China Daily includes a story titled, "Catholics in China celebrate Easter":
The problem? First, the picture is of a Chinese Protestant service, not a Catholic service. Strange. The story also incorrectly states that Beijing’s South Church is “the oldest Catholic cathedral in Beijing." Not so. North Church was the cathedral in Beijing before South Church, and is older. See my September 2011 article, "Sunday Mass at Beijing's North Church", for more about liturgy at that church. Also, here is an actual photo of a Catholic Mass in Beijing's oldest/previous cathedral, North Church, taken during my recent stay in Beijing:
What a surprise .. not! The mainstream media in China, like the US, are ignorant.
On the more interesting side, Communist China is giving positive press to Christianity, something “American” press is seemingly incapable of doing.
Catholic Churches in Beijing:
Southern Cathedral (Nantang) is the oldest Catholic Church in Beijing, founded in the middle of 16th century. With its present form comes from the rebuilding in 1904, this church forms the Catholic centre of Beijing. Latin masses are held six days a week and the 10am Sunday mass, delivered in English and French, attracts a huge diversity of Beijing Catholics from many different countries. Address: 141 Qianmenxi Dajie, Xuanwu District. Telephone: +86 10 66026538 Mass Times: Monday to Friday 6.00am(Latin), 6:30&7:15am(Chinese); Saturday 6:30pm(Chinese); Sunday 6.00am(Latin), 7.00&8:30am(Chinese), 10.00am&4.00pm(English)