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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

May 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

May 10, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Jan 25, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Aug 6, 2015

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

Feb 5, 2015

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

Dec 12, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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