No Bibles at Beijing Olympics

Stacy Harp, from Persecutionblog.com posted a report from the Catholic News Agency that Christian Bibles will be on the list of objects which will be banned at the upcoming Olympic games in Beijing.

According to the Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, organizers have cited “security reasons” and have prohibited athletes from bearing any kind of religious symbol at Olympic facilities.

Other objects on the list include video cameras and cups.

The Spanish daily La Razon said the rule was one of a number of “signs of censure and intolerance” towards religious objects, particularly those used by Christians in China. Currently in China five bishops and fifteen priests are in prison for opposing the official Church.

Pray that the Christians in China will still be able to use the Olympic games as an evangelistic opportunity.

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