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St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

Vatican should speak up on China, scholar says

A Swedish scholar who studies China has called for the Vatican to speak up about human rights abuses by the... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo preaching at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org| The flag of the People's Republic of China. Credit: Gang Liu/Shutterstock

Cardinal Bo urges prayer octave for China

Charles Maung Cardinal Bo of Yangon on Sunday called for the expansion of a day of prayer for the Church... Read more

Jimmy Lai Chee Ying arrving at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court, Hong Kong, Oct. 15, 2020.

Pro-democracy Catholic Jimmy Lai denied bail in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s highest court on Tuesday denied bail to Catholic media tycoon Jimmy Lai, whom police arrested last summer for... Read more

Pro-democracy activist Martin Lee Chu-ming.

Hong Kong Catholic lawyer nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 

A Catholic lawyer who helped found the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong has been nominated to receive the Nobel Peace... Read more

Jimmy Lai Chee Ying arrving at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court, Hong Kong, Oct. 15, 2020.

Cardinal Zen: Jimmy Lai arrest is part of campaign of ‘political intimidation’

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has warned that the recent arrest of Jimmy Lai shows a rise in “political intimidation” against... Read more

Hongkongers march on streets of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, July, 2019.

Hong Kong democracy protestors sentenced to months in prison

Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including a Catholic university student, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for participating in illegal protests.  Read more

Hongkongers march in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, July 2019

Catholic student jailed in Hong Kong for pro-democracy protest

Three pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, including Catholic university student Agnes Chow, pled guilty on Monday for their roles in... Read more

Hong Kong media tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai.

Catholic Hong Kong activist Jimmy Lai: ‘The Lord is suffering with me’

A recently arrested Hong Kong entrepreneur and media executive said this week that he plans to stay in Hong Kong... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen: Church is losing ‘credibility’ to evangelize China

The former Bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, has warned that the Church’s efforts to negotiate an extension... Read more

Mike Pompeo: Holy See's moral witness needed in China

Reflecting Friday on the state of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted that the human... Read more

Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong cardinal warns priests to ‘watch your language’ in homilies

The leader of the Diocese of Hong Kong has written to all the clergy telling them to avoid politics in... Read more

Pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong's Victoria Park, June 2019.

Hong Kong diocese cancels pro-democracy prayer in newspapers

The Diocese of Hong Kong has intervened to cancel a Catholic pro-democracy ad campaign and prayer that was set to... Read more

Vatican and China flags.

Analysis: Is Vatican silence on China strategic?

The Holy See faces mounting criticism for its silence on human rights abuses in China ahead of the expected renewal... Read more

Hong Kong media tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai (C) is escorted by the police after his Aug. 10 arrest.

Arrested Hong Kong Catholic ‘chose those handcuffs,’ for justice, godfather says

The godfather of an arrested Hong Kong Catholic pro-democracy advocate says he hopes Jimmy Lai’s courageous example will inspire more... Read more

Wing Choh Primary school, and Catholic Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hong Kong.

HK diocese promotes 'national identity', security law in Catholic schools

The Diocese of Hong Kong has told Catholic schools told to promote the provisions of the new National Security Law to students,... Read more

14Jul2019: Hongkongers march in Sha Tin against Hong Kong's extradition bill.

HK Catholic activists arrested, US lawmakers sanctioned in China crackdown

Chinese authorities arrested pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and imposed new sanctions on American lawmakers August 10, as part of... Read more

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lamb.

US sanctions Hong Kong chief executive over National Security Law

The United States announced sanctions against Carrie Lam, the leader of the government of Hong Kong, as well as other... Read more

Chineses, Taiwanese and Vatican flags. Image via Shutterstock

Analysis: The Vatican and China Part III, Taiwan

With negotiations ongoing for an extension of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, the fate of Vatican-Taiwan relations may prove inextricable from... Read more

Hong Kong and Vatican flags. Image via Shutterstock

Analysis: The Vatican and China Part II, Hong Kong

As the Vatican and China negotiate an extension of the controversial 2018 deal, the Diocese of Hong Kong is at... Read more

Protestors in Hong Kong.

House discusses ‘brutal, sweeping crackdown’ in Hong Kong

The new national security law in Hong Kong is an assault on the rights of the people, Speaker of the... Read more