2563 The heart is the dwelling place where I am, where I live; according to the Semitic or Biblical expression, the heart is the place "to which I withdraw." The heart is our hidden centre, beyond the grasp of our reason and of others; only the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully. The heart is the place of decision, deeper than our psychic drives. It is the place of truth, where we choose life of death. It is the place of encounter, because as an image of God we live in relation: it is the place of covenant.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
A woman prays at the newly restored Sacred Heart Cathedral in Guangzhou, in south China's Guangdong province, Feb. 9, 2007. A rare study done inside China found that 31 percent of Chinese consider themselves to be religious, despite the country's atheist status.