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Hong Kong media tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai.

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

Oct 7, 2020

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

Flag of the United Nations.

Investigate China for Uighur persecution, 39 nations tell UN

Oct 7, 2020

The United States joined 38 other countries Tuesday in signing a joint statement to the United Nations condemning Chinese human... Read more

Bishop Guo Xijin.

Chinese bishop resigns as deadline for renewing Vatican deal nears

Oct 6, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Ahead of the expected renewal of the Vatican-China deal this month, the former underground bishop of Mindong has announced his... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Cardinal Parolin defends China deal as Vatican prepares to renew agreement

Oct 3, 2020

Cardinal Pietro Parolin defended the Vatican’s controversial deal with China Saturday, saying that all recent popes sought such an agreement... Read more

Vatican official hails ‘positive’ results of China deal amid report that Holy See delegation is heading to Beijing

Sep 29, 2020

A Vatican official hailed the “positive” results of the Holy See’s provisional agreement with China Tuesday amid reports that a... Read more

Street with market stalls with Chinese flags on every booth, Xinjiang, China.

House passes bill to fight import of goods from Uyghur labor camps

Sep 23, 2020

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to ensure goods sold in the U.S. are not made with... 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

Sep 21, 2020

By Ed Condon

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

Report: Chinese government imprisoning more priests, bishops 

Sep 19, 2020

The Chinese government continues to imprison Catholic clergy - including bishops - who refuse to support the Communist Party, according... Read more

China computer hacking.

China-linked hackers accused of targeting Vatican network weeks before deal renewal

Sep 17, 2020

State-sponsored hackers targeted Vatican computer networks just weeks before the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See is due... Read more

President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping.

US Commission: Vatican-China deal should focus on religious freedom

Sep 15, 2020

Religious freedom must be the result of any renewed Vatican agreement with China, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom... Read more

Cardboard boxes with text made in China and Chinese flag.

US moves to block imports made in China concentration camps

Sep 15, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security has moved to block the import of products made with forced labor in detention camps... Read more

The flags of Taiwan and the Vatican.

Taiwan foreign ministry: Vatican-China deal will not affect diplomatic recognition

Sep 15, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that it has received assurances from the Vatican regarding the renewal of the Vatican-China deal.  Read more

Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Cardinal Parolin: Vatican-China deal can help ‘normalize life of the Church’

Sep 14, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican expects to renew its interim deal with China on the appointment of bishops, as part of efforts to... Read more

Chinese foreign ministry's spokesman Zhao Lijan.

China’s foreign ministry: Vatican deal has been ‘implemented successfully’

Sep 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry said Thursday that China’s interim deal with the Vatican has been “implemented successfully.”  Read more

Activists protest the treatment of Uyghur Muslims by Chinese authorities in Xinjiang province at a protest outside the headquarters of the European Union.

Chinese doctor says she participated in 'ethnic cleansing' of Uyghurs

Sep 4, 2020

A Uyghur woman who worked as a doctor in China has told a British news network that she participated in... Read more

 Chinese president Xi Jinping.

Analysis: The art of China’s Vatican deal

Sep 2, 2020

By Ed Condon

While the last two years have failed to deliver any measurable progress on the Vatican’s priorities, the status quo of... Read more

Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong.

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

Sep 1, 2020

By Ed Condon

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

Aug 31, 2020

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

United Nations Building and the flags in Geneva Switzerland.

In letter to UN, US 'categorically rejects' right to abortion

Aug 31, 2020

The United States sent a strongly-worded letter to several UN committees in early August rejecting any implication that there is... Read more

Chen Guangcheng speaks at the Catholic University of America, Oct 9, 2019.

Who is Chen Guangcheng? Chinese human rights activist to speak at RNC

Aug 26, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

One of the featured speakers at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 26 will be Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese lawyer... Read more