shortage of Bibles in China

67 million citizens of the People’s Republic of China (source Pew Research Center) are now Christians.

This represents 5% of the entire population of the most populous countries in the world.

Unofficial figures obtained by The Economist, say that Christians are more numerous! Even more numerous than the members of the Communist Party, 82 million.

But there is a paradox. “In the beginning was the Word.” Yet finding the Bible in China, especially in the countryside, where 70% of Chinese Christians live, is often extremely difficult. The one who owns a Bible has to regularly receive its neighbors or his relatives, who bring books to copy the passages of the scriptures …

source:

http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-frontieres-la-bible-en-chine-2013-05-06

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