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

Catholic pro-democracy figure Jimmy Lai gets jail time for involvement in Hong Kong Tiananmen Square vigil

Dec 13, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Jimmy Lai, a Catholic and prominent figure in the ongoing pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, has been sentenced to a... Read more

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​​Bible, Quran apps removed from Apple app store for China, legal pressure cited

Oct 18, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Under pressure from Chinese law, a digital Bible company has removed its app from Apple’s app store offerings in China... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, meets with Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, in Munich, Feb. 14, 2020.

Months after China detains Xinxiang's Bishop Zhang, Catholics seek answers

Aug 4, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Joseph Zhang Weizhu’s whereabouts are still unknown months after Chinese officials detained him with clergy and seminarians who object... 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

Jun 3, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

Christian group supports prayer octave for China

May 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Christian coalition is supporting the prayer octave for the Church in China urged by Charles Maung Cardinal Bo of... Read more

Catholic Church of the Saviour in Xicheng District, Beijing, China.

US bishops promote prayer octave for China

May 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The chair of the US bishops’ international justice and peace committee on Thursday called for participation in the prayer octave... Read more

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No shrine from China in the 'rosary marathon' against the pandemic

May 13, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

There was some hope that the Marian Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Sheshan, in the People's Republic of... 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

Mar 14, 2021

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

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

Wave of arrests in Hong Kong targets pro-democracy politicians, activists

Jan 6, 2021

Police in Hong Kong arrested more than 50 people Wednesday for apparent violations of a China-imposed “national security law”— the... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, meets with Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, in Munich, Feb. 14, 2020.

Vatican, Chinese diplomats discuss deal on bishop appointments

Feb 14, 2020

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, met Friday with Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign... Read more

The Ruins of St. Paul's in Macau.

Macau diocese angered by government light show on church ruins

Oct 4, 2019

A diocese in southern China expressed disappointment this week regarding a patriotic light-show that had been projected on the remains... Read more

Advocacy group: Ill Chinese citizens grilled on religious belief before treatment

Sep 3, 2019

As part of its crackdown on religion, the Chinese Communist Party is requiring healthcare workers to grill gravely ill patients... Read more

Shohrat Zakir, deputy secretary of the CPC Committee and chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, speaks at a press conference in Beijing, July 30, 2019.

Chinese officials claim most Xinjiang detainees have been released

Jul 30, 2019

Government officials from China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region said Tuesday that the area's re-education camps for Muslims have been successful,... Read more

Uighurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

China continues to rebut Western claims about repression of Uighurs

Jul 24, 2019

An article published Wednesday in a state-run paper from mainland China repeated government talking points regarding the situations of the... Read more

The flag of the People's Republic of China.

Tribunal says China uses coercion in organ harvesting, targets religious minorities

Jun 22, 2019

An investigative tribunal has said that forced harvesting of organs for transplant continues in China, with religious minorities especially targeted.  Read more

Protesters gather again to rally outside the Legislative Council government offices against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong, June 17, 2019.

Hong Kong extradition bill could further endanger Christians, advocates say

Jun 17, 2019

Though a proposed change to extradition laws in Hong Kong is on hold for now, Christian leaders and advocacy groups... Read more

Uyghurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

US religious freedom ambassador laments widespread silence on Uyghurs

Jun 11, 2019

Islamic countries should be more vocal in criticizing China's mistreatment of the Uyghurs, a Muslim ethnoreligious group, the US ambassador-at-large... Read more

A CCTV security camera in Beijing.

China's technological controls keep Christians under constant surveillance

May 23, 2019

By Courtney Mares

As the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests approaches, the Chinese Communist Party is utilizing authoritarian tactics old and... Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Guangzhou.

Chinese city offers cash incentives to informants on illegal religious groups

Apr 1, 2019

Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong province, is offering to pay citizens in exchange for information on “illegal religious groups”... Read more

Wang Yi leads a service at Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, October 2018. Photo courtesy of Early Rain Covenant Church.

This Protestant pastor has been detained in China since December

Mar 25, 2019

Wang Yi and more than 100 members of his congregation were detained in China's Sichuan province in early December. Some... Read more