A Chinese Bishop’s Comment at the Beijing Olympics

25 August 08 | Posted in Events, Global Catholic

“Air pollution is an issue for the Olympics. The government has shut down all heavy industry within an enormous area for three months. Factories within 200 kilometers of downtown Beijing have been requested to close. Only a little production can relocate to more distant places on short notice. Severe restrictions on cars and trucks in Beijing are another drastic measure to ensure clean air. These inconvenient and costly steps tell the whole world that clean air for the Games is essential. I wish they would also realize the importance of great religious and social freedom.”

– Bishop John Tong Hon of Hong Kong bishoptong.jpg

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