Saturday, February 09, 2013

Church in China opens doors for Christmas

The solemn Christmas celebrations of the Catholic community in China is characterized by three themes: love of neighbor, witness of faith and faith formation, reported Fides.

"You and I together" was the theme of the Christmas charity evening organized by Jinde, a Catholic NGO in Shijiazhuang. There were about 400 volunteers and supporters who have been involved with it, in the country's largest charity for years.

Donations collected during the Charity event amounted to 321,000 Yuan (U.S. $ 51,000) and are intended to help the young people from poor families and orphans with physical or intellectual disabilities. The Christmas Charity Evening was also an occassion to reflect the true spirit of Christian community and it received coverage in many newspapers and public media.

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