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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

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

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

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

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

How China uses technology to repress Uyghurs

Government-run social media and facial recognition technology are being used to help monitor and detain Muslims in China's Xinjiang Uygur... 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

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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China's crackdown on Christians continues

A campaign by the Chinese government to 'Sinicize' religion is ongoing, with detention and indoctrination of Muslims in the far... Read more

Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong, who died Jan. 3, 2019.

Hong Kong bishop dies at age 73

Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong died in hospital Thursday at the age of 73, after suffering liver failure... Read more

St Paul's Cathedral in Wenzhou.

Underground bishop in China reported missing

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

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

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

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

Flags of China and Vatican City.

Vatican signs deal with China on bishop appointments

An expected agreement between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China on the appointment of bishops was signed... Read more

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

Chinese region sought to demolish mosque amid crackdown on religion

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

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

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

The flags of the Republic of China and the Vatican.

Taiwan's bishops gather at the Vatican for first time in 10 years

The bishops of the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan, arrived in Rome earlier this week ahead of meetings... Read more

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

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'

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

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

Chinese president Xi Jinping at a press conference after a meeting with the German chancellor in Berlin, July 5, 2017.

With lifelong rule by Xi Jinping, how will Christians fare in China?

This month’s meeting of China’s National People’s Congress, convened March 5, will likely confirm a constitutional change eliminating term limits... Read more