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Catholics carry a portrait of the Virgin Mary in China’s Hebei Province on May 26, 2013.

Catholics in China told to celebrate communist party and forgo Marian pilgrimage

Catholic dioceses across China hosted celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) this year, while pilgrimages... Read more

Vatican says 5th Catholic bishop consecrated under China agreement

Bishop Li was ordained July 28, after being appointed by Pope Francis in January. Read more

Hong Kong’s Bishop-elect Stephen Chow, S.J.

Hong Kong’s new bishop says he wants to bring unity. Why are local Catholics divided?

The city is filled with Catholic institutions, from hospitals to schools and universities. Read more

Senate passes legislation restricting imports from Uyghur forced labor

A bipartisan bill to prohibit goods made by enslaved Uyghurs from entering the United States passed the Senate on Wednesday,... Read more

Member seeks House vote on US boycott of 'Genocide Games' in Beijing

A member of Congress is seeking a vote by the entire U.S. House to require the Biden Administration to push... Read more

Tursunay Ziyawudun at the International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C.

Uyghur survivor of China’s detention camps testifies to their brutality

A two-time survivor of China’s detention camps in Xinjiang described suffering physical and sexual violence at the hands of camp... Read more

Chinese pilgrims attend the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 12, 2016.

Feast of Chinese Martyrs an opportunity to pray for persecuted Christians in China

Today, July 9, the Church celebrates the feast day of Chinese Martyrs, 120 faithful Catholics assassinated for their faith between... Read more

Pope Francis greets Secretary Antony Blinken at the Vatican on June 28, 2021.

Pope Francis meets Secretary Antony Blinken at Vatican

Secretary Blinken and Pope Francis discussed China, as well as "the humanitarian crises in Lebanon, Syria, the Tigray region of... Read more

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017.

Vatican ‘foreign minister’ doubts speaking out on Hong Kong ‘would make any difference whatever’

Archbishop Paul Gallagher said: “Obviously Hong Kong is the object of concern for us.” Read more

An elderly Chinese woman walks with her granddaughter.

Human rights activist to China: Don’t wait till 2025 to lift all birth restrictions

For decades, China has enforced draconian population policies. Read more

Officers patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 2013.

Hong Kong advocacy organization condemns China's refusal to allow commemoration of Tiananmen Square protests

An organization aiming to support the democratic movement and religious freedom in Hong Kong spoke out on Thursday against China’s... Read more

China unveils 3-child policy amid sharp drop in births

The country recorded 12 million births in 2020, the lowest number recorded since the 1960s. Read more

Officers patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 2013.

Hong Kong Catholic churches plan Masses commemorating Tiananmen victims

The churches will offer a Mass for the Dead on the night of June 4. Read more

Pope Francis delivers his Regina Coeli address at the Vatican, May 23, 2021.

Pope Francis: Pray for China’s Christians

The pope made the appeal after his Regina Coeli address. Read more

Members of Congress call for boycott of 2022 Olympics in Beijing

Congressional leaders called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics – if they are held as scheduled in Beijing... Read more

Hong Kong Bishop-elect Stephen Chow Sau-yan.

Hong Kong bishop-elect: I am not afraid, but I believe prudence is a virtue

Bishop-elect Stephen Chow was speaking a May 18 press conference. Read more

Gulchehra Hoja speaks at a U.S. Embassy to the Holy See virtual event on May 11, 2021.

Uyghur journalist: ‘The Chinese government sees any religion as a threat to its rule’

Gulchehra Hoja spoke at a virtual event hosted by the U.S. embassy to the Holy See. Read more

British human rights campaigner Benedict Rogers

‘It would make a big difference’: Human rights activist urges Vatican to change tack on China

Benedict Rogers talks to CNA about the Holy See, China, and the search for the next Catholic bishop of Hong... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong. Credit: Volodymyr Dvornyk/Shutterstock

Who will be the next Bishop of Hong Kong?

In the wake of the sentencing of several pro-democracy figures, one observer said this week that this would be an... Read more

After China retaliates with sanctions, U.S. religious freedom advocates say they won’t be silenced

After China announced retaliatory sanctions against U.S. human rights advocates this weekend, advocates responded they would not be silent about... Read more