Saturday, 16 January, 2021

Coronavirus: South Korea’s Shincheonji Church claims ‘persecution’

Shincheonji Church is at the epicentre of South Korea’s coronavirus outbreak, with a extensive the greater part of the country’s favourable cases joined to the religious team.

In latest weeks the sect has become a target of community suspicion, notably for its secretive techniques which include things like followers hiding their identities as church associates.

The BBC’s Laura Bicker spoke to Kim Shin-chang, the group’s director of ministry of worldwide missions, and questioned if the group’s secrecy hindered authorities’ initiatives to stem the outbreak.

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