Have you ever imagined churches without children?

Well children in China have been directed to stop attending church services.

The new directive from the Chinese government was done in a bid to tighten their grip on religious activities.

China has long been a cradle and host to a variety of the most enduring religio-philosophical traditions of the world.

Confucianism and Taoism, later joined by Buddhism, constitute the “three teachings” that have shaped Chinese culture.

The government formally recognises five religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Protestantism, and Catholicism (though the Chinese Catholic Church is independent of the Catholic Church in Rome).

According to UCA News, the ban also promises that officials will investigate government approved churches and underground congregations who operate outside the tightly controlled Beijing-run Catholic and Protestant Churches.

In neighbouring Henan province, a document was issued in July reinforcing the communist policy of not allowing religions to run study classes for minors.

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