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Easter in China: rebirth in a Tibetan Catholic village

Christianity spread to Yunnan and Tibet via the trade routes linking Europe and East Asia a millennium ago
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South China Morning Post
Release Date: 
April 5, 2015

The Western image of Tibet is largely one of a vast plateau cradled between snow-capped mountains where peaceful Buddhists devote their lives to prayer and meditation.

Yet this vision of the region does not do justice to the rich, diverse cultures of those who live there. This week as the Christian world celebrates Easter, a sizeable Tibetan community in China's far-flung west is also celebrating the resurrection of Christ.

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