Mormon Church Announces Talks to 'Regularize' Operations in China

"The church deeply appreciates the courtesy of the Chinese leadership in opening up a way to better define how the church and its members can proceed with daily activities, all in harmony with Chinese law."

Although the Mormon Church does not proselytize in China, it is holding worship services there. Separate congregations exist for expatriates who are working and living in China, and Chinese nationals who returned to their homeland after converting to the LDS faith while living abroad.

Once the process of regularization is complete, the native Chinese congregations will gain greater leeway in holding public meetings.

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