The group feared retaliation from the Chinese government and stood little chance of having their asylum claims granted.
According to reports, religious persecution in China intensified in 2020, with thousands of Christians affected by church closures
Actions as simple as praying or talking about the Bible years of imprisonment, and even torture.
China has come under particular fire in recent years for its treatment of religious minorities.
VOMK uses pre-filled balloons to carry USB flash drive loaded with official North Korean translations of the Bible.
Voice of the Martyrs Korea launches balloons with Scripture attached and drops bottles containing pieces of Scripture into the sea
"Faces of the persecution" (Faces da Perseguição) will be a weekly series that presents the life of persecuted Christians
The number of Catholics in South Korea increased by less than 50,000 in 2019, continuing a trend of slowing growth after a peak
Amid rising numbers the mass attendance dropped to almost 20 percent among Catholics.