Olympic Brings Spiritual Growth to China

Last month, it was announced that two new Protestant churches will be added to the existing eight in Beijing to meet the rising needs of more than 40,000 local believers, which is the first to be built in the capital since the Communist Party took power in 1949. One of the new churches will be built in Chaoyang District of eastern Beijing, and the other in Caoqiao Park of Fengtai District in the south. The two churches will be larger than any existing ones in the city. Costing 40 million yuan (US$4.8 million), each will cover roughly 2,000 square metres and can accommodate 1,500 worshipers.

Olympic Brings Spiritual Growth to ChinaSun Weijia, deputy director of BOCOG's Media