90 Year Old “Grandpa Cardinal Joseph” Arrest is a Sign of China’s Extreme Persecution

The arrest of Shanghai-born Cardinal Joseph Zen last month was a strong sign that China is no longer playing games with religious leaders.

Joseph Zen, who is more than 90 years old and is known affectionately as ‘Grandpa Cardinal,’ is considered a major threat to China’s national security. He is accused of colluding with foreign forces, partly because of his connection and loyalty to the Roman Catholic church.

Joseph could face life in prison if he is found guilty. Though his case might seem isolated in Hong Kong, it highlights the no-holds barred attack that China has launched on Christians inside the mainland where there is no free press.

Christians see a strong connection between China’s national security law, the new draconian Covid-19 restrictions, and Christian persecution, but China is not alone. In the last 100 years of Communist regimes in Russia, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Cambodia, etc, Christians have always been the focus of persecution. Cardinal Joseph is a reminder of that.

Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.

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