Posts Tagged ‘Church’

Guangzhou on a Sunday

Mass, Guangzhou Cathedral. Photo by Christiane Badgley

At first glance Sunday in Guangzhou, China, looks like every other day of the week. The place is bustling and open for business. But Sunday does have its rituals — church being one. ┬áThe official Catholic Church (i.e., state supervised, does not answer to Rome) is packed with worshippers. Mass is so well attended that there is not enough room for everyone inside. It’s beyond standing-room only. Chinese, Filipinos and Africans from a number of countries spill out onto the parvis.

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