By 2018, official Chinese government statistics said there were 39 million Protestants in China. Scholars estimate that including house church worshipers pushes the real number to at least 80 million — almost 6% of China’s population, on par with Communist Party membership.
Pope Francis greets faithfuls as he arrives to lead a Holy Mass at Freedom Square in Tallinn, Estonia September 25, 2018.
The Religious-Freedom Revolution
As the world has turned its attention to addressing the coronavirus, a slow but persistent revolution is underway in an area of policy that usually has flown under almost everyone's radar. That issue is international religious freedom.