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

Hong Kong missionary head reportedly warned Chinese repression could worsen

Jul 5, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic priest overseeing missionaries serving in Hong Kong reportedly told the missionaries that they should prepare for a much... Read more

Protesters in Hong Kong march against the extradition bill in July 2019.

Tiananmen memorial Masses won’t be held in Hong Kong this year amid security law concerns

May 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic group in Hong Kong will not be holding Masses this year to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre,... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Cardinal Zen may be in Hong Kong court next week

May 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is scheduled to appear in court May 24, according to a report by the British daily... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

International community laments Cardinal Zen's 'precarious' position

May 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

The arrest this week of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun in Hong Kong continues to attract international condemnation, with the U.S.... Read more

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

Hong Kong priest: China trying to control religion in Hong Kong

Apr 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Speaking publicly under his own name for the first time, a Hong Kong priest says the Chinese Communist Party is... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on April 27, 2017.

Cardinal Parolin says he hopes Vatican-China deal can be tweaked

Apr 11, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In Part 3 of an exclusive interview, the Vatican Secretary of State looks ahead to the deal’s renewal in October. Read more

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In China, Christian human rights activist faces mistreatment, fabricated charges, supporters say

Mar 28, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Li Qiaochu, a prominent Christian and labor rights activist in China, has been imprisoned for more than a year. Her... Read more

The flags of the People’s Republic of China and of Vatican City.

Are diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Beijing on the horizon?

Feb 11, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Two personnel moves have prompted speculation that the Vatican is changing its diplomatic strategy. Read more

Protesters at a school boycott rally in Hong Kong’s Central District, Sept. 2, 2019.

Religious repression in Hong Kong could soon worsen, Christian cleric warns

Feb 10, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Speaking anonymously during an online discussion, a Christian cleric in Hong Kong said he thinks it is likely that greater... Read more

British human rights campaigner Benedict Rogers

Human rights activist: Diplomatic relations between Vatican and China would be ‘totally unacceptable’

Feb 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican recently moved officials from posts in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Read more

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Marco Rubio condemns choice of China to host Winter Olympics

Feb 4, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has condemned China’s history of human rights violations and said the country should be prohibited from... Read more

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

The University of Saint Joseph in Macau.

China allows Catholic university in Macau to recruit students from mainland

Sep 22, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

A Catholic university in Macau has been permitted to recruit students from mainland China on an “experimental basis” and only... 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

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