Tuesday, April 01, 2014

"Sacred Space" - now in Simplified Chinese too

Sacred Space, one of the world’s leading interactive websites for guided prayer, is now available to people in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). It was previously only available in Chinese characters not used in the PRC and blocked for access to visitors from the PRC.

Launched on April 1 and facilitated by ucanews.com, Sacred Space  is now accessible as a Chinese version in the commonly used script across the country. 
“Sacred Space is much loved around the world,” said Father Michael Kelly SJ, Executive Director of UCAN. “Tens of thousands access the site in 20 languages and it seemed to me a real waste to have this great aid to deepening our engagement with God not available to the growing number of Christians in the PRC.

“What we now have is the prayer content available in a script used in China and available on a URL that isn’t blocked,” Fr. Kelly added. More than half a million visitors a month are led through the Ignatian Examination of Conscience (Examen) with almost 20,000 visitors following the prayerful process on weekdays. The simplified character site joins two other Asian language versions – Korean and Bahasa Indonesia. The service is available in a total of 20 languages.

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