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Why a bishop in Taiwan resigned only six months after installation

The Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Tainan in Taiwan resigned six months after his ordination and installation on Jan.... Read more

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Taiwan foreign ministry: Catholics in China are facing serious challenges

Taiwan’s foreign ministry responded by the renewal of the Sino-Vatican provisional agreement Thursday by highlighting the worsening religious freedom situation... Read more

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China restates ‘one China’ policy on Taiwan in question on Vatican talks

A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has underscored the country’s insistence that Taiwan not be recognized as... Read more

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Analysis: China and the Vatican - What if the US recognizes Taiwan?

A dramatic diplomatic maneuver from the Trump administration could strengthen Rome’s hand with China, and rebalance the relationship between all... Read more

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Taiwan foreign ministry: Vatican-China deal will not affect diplomatic recognition

Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that it has received assurances from the Vatican regarding the renewal of the Vatican-China deal.  Read more

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Analysis: The Vatican and China Part III, Taiwan

With negotiations ongoing for an extension of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, the fate of Vatican-Taiwan relations may prove inextricable from... Read more

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Pope Francis appoints new archbishop for Taiwan’s capital

Pope Francis appointed Saturday Bishop Thomas An-Zu Chung as the next Metropolitan Archbishop of Taipei, Taiwan.  Read more

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a press conference on Jan. 22, 2020.

Taiwan president appeals to Pope Francis over China’s 'abuse of power'

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,”... Read more

Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage

The people of Taiwan voted against the recognition of same-sex marriage in a series of referendums last weekend, reinforcing the... Read more

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Taiwan offers second invitation to pope following Vatican-China deal

Taiwan’s government has issued a second invitation for Pope Francis to visit the country, a move which follows new developments... Read more

Archbishop Hung Shan-Chuan of Taipei.

Taiwanese bishops discuss China deal and papal visit with Pope Francis

Pope Francis discussed the state of the Church with Taiwan’s bishops this week, while assuring them that episcopal appointments in... Read more

Pope Francis and a cross during the Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum in Rome, Italy on April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis voices condolences over deadly Taiwan quake

After a massive earthquake and a string of aftershocks in Taiwan killed at least seven and injured hundreds more, Pope... Read more

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Communist-backed Chinese paper weighs in on possible China-Vatican deal

A Chinese newspaper with close ties to the nation's communist party has added its voice to the discussion of a... 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