China Releases Pastor's Wife After Six Months in Jail

Pastor Wang Yi and his wife Jiang Rong
Pastor Wang Yi and his wife Jiang Rong (Early Rain Covenant Church/Facebook)

The wife of a Chinese pastor was released from jail this week, six months after being arrested with her husband and other church members. Their church building was also closed by the government.

The New York Times reports Jiang Rong, 46, the wife of Wang Yi, the pastor of the Early Rain Covenant Church, was released Tuesday.

The news of her release and her reunion with the couple's son was announced on the church's Facebook page.

Jiang's sister, Li Xiaofeng, was also released pending trial.

As CBN News reported, Pastor Wang's home was raided and ransacked by police on Dec. 9. The raid may have been triggered by a 7,300-word manifesto titled "Meditations on the Religious War," which Pastor Wang wrote and posted on social media.

In it, he condemns China's Communist Party and urges Christians to perform acts of civil disobedience.

Pastor Wang criticized the government for forcing its citizens to engage in "Caesar worship" by treating President Xi Jinping like a god.

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