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Sex trafficking, elderly suicide, and the legacy of China's one child policy

Although China expanded its former one child policy to a limit of two children per family in 2015, decades of... Read more

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

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

Officers patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 2013.

How the US can protect human rights in China

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

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

Cardinal Joseph Zen, emeritus Bishop of Hong Kong, at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen urges prayer for Christians in China

As Chinese Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Cardinal Joseph Zen has asked for prayers on... Read more

Chinese pilgrims from Shenzhen attend the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, April 5, 2016.

Beijing, Taipei, and the future of Vatican-Chinese relations

A new phase in relations between the Holy See and mainland China could begin with a new vacancy in the... Read more

Why China's two-child policy won't alter its human rights horrors

The dark nature of abortion and choice come into sharp relief when considering the human rights abuses which result from... Read more

Chinese pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the General Audience, April 22, 2015.

China consecrates first new bishop in three years

In mainland China's first episcopal consecration since 2012, a priest was consecrated a bishop in the cathedral of Anyang on... Read more

Much remains to be done, but Vatican-China relations may be improving

Despite the recent death of a long-imprisoned Chinese bishop, there are mixed signals suggesting the People's Republic of China wills... Read more

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

Francis lauds Nobel Peace laureates, declines to meet with Dalai Lama

Following the reception of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by two south Asians this week, Pope Francis has praised Nobel... Read more