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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

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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

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Underground bishop in China reported missing

Nov 16, 2018

A Vatican-appointed Chinese bishop has reportedly been taken into custody by the government and is undergoing “isolation and indoctrination.”  Read more

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Four underground priests reportedly disappeared in China's Hebei province

Nov 8, 2018

Four priests from the underground Catholic Church in China's Hebei province have been taken into police custody for indoctrination, AsiaNews... Read more

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

China criticized for repression of Muslim ethnic group

Sep 25, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sept. 21 joined voices from Pakistan and around the world in denouncing Chinese... Read more

Pope Francis prepares to board the papal plane, Jan. 15, 2018.

Pope Francis takes responsibility for China deal

Sep 25, 2018

Pope Francis took responsibility Tuesday for the agreement between the Holy See and the People's Republic of China, noting that... Read more

A mosque in China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, October 2006.

Chinese region sought to demolish mosque amid crackdown on religion

Aug 10, 2018

Officials in an autonomous region of northwest mainland China intended to demolish a mosque on Friday, but were met by... Read more

Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong.

Catholics are called to speak out against injustices, Hong Kong bishop says

Jul 2, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The Catholic Church in Hong Kong is called to speak out in case of injustices, but it does not compete... Read more

Government officials destroy Way of the Cross in China's Henan province

Jun 8, 2018

The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in China's Henan province is a popular pilgrimage site for many Catholics,... Read more

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The Chinese village where Catholics are sceptical of a Vatican-China deal

Apr 4, 2018

As the Holy See reportedly negotiates a deal with the government of mainland China,  some Catholic residents of a town... Read more

Chinese government official: No religion 'transcends nations'

Apr 3, 2018

A Chinese government official who oversees religious affairs said Tuesday that government restrictions on bishop appointments are not a violation... Read more

Chinese pilgrims attend the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 12, 2016.

Chinese officials again detain underground bishop during Holy Week

Mar 27, 2018

Police have detained a Catholic bishop at the center of controversy over a possible agreement between the Vatican and China.  Read more

China, Vatican use 'diplomacy of art' to foster relations

Nov 21, 2017

By Elise Harris

Relations with mainland China have long been an interest for the Holy See, and the Vatican Museums have now partnered... Read more

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China's president seeks more control over religion

Oct 25, 2017

President Xi Jinping of China announced this week that he wants to tighten Beijing’s strict government controls on religion in... Read more

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How the US can protect human rights in China

Oct 6, 2017

The Trump administration should act to address “severe violations of religious freedom” in China, a bipartisan congressional commission said Thursday.  Read more

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

Church leaders in China remain open to dialogue with Vatican

Jul 19, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the Catholic Church in China journeys toward a normalized relationship with the Holy See, one priest in dialogue with... Read more