Christian Church in Macau

On Over three hundred years the Portuguese colony of Macau was the only "window" through which Europeans could look into the Chinese Empire. It was through him, Christianity gradually penetrated into China and Japan. This could would happen in other ways, if not religious fanaticism and cruelty the first Europeans, who with a pure heart plundered ships and non-Christian city. Initially, it caused the Chinese shock, and then the rejection. Despite the fact that relations have been marred from the outset, the Christian missionaries began to gradually correct the mistakes and try to make contact with the local population.

In 1580, 23 years after the founding of the colony in Macau, was opened diocese which included Timor, Malacca and Singapore. Even after 23 years in the center of Macau the construction of the Cathedral of S


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