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St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

Vatican should speak up on China, scholar says

A Swedish scholar who studies China has called for the Vatican to speak up about human rights abuses by the... Read more

Report: Chinese government imprisoning more priests, bishops 

The Chinese government continues to imprison Catholic clergy - including bishops - who refuse to support the Communist Party, according... Read more

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Chinese bishop says Catholics must put 'love for homeland' first

A Chinese bishop has said that Catholics in the country must put their loyalty to the state before the faith.... Read more

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After Vatican-China deal, Chinese bishop imprisoned for 23 years is not yet released

The nephew of a Chinese bishop who was arrested 23 years ago has said he does not know where his... Read more

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Underground bishop, vicar general detained in China's Hebei province

A bishop of the underground Church in China's Hebei province and his vicar general were placed in detention this week,... Read more

Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, who met recently with Bishop Vincent Guo Xijin to secure his retirement, says Mass in Rome Jan. 22, 2016.

After China deal, two underground bishops step down at Vatican's request

Two underground bishops in China have agreed to step aside in favor of bishops of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association,... Read more

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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

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Holy See, China continue to negotiate situation of underground bishops

Sources say the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China are involved in new negotiations over the fate of... Read more

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In China, government-aligned bishops release ‘Sinicization’ plan

Continuing a controversial plan, Chinese bishops allied with the government have told dioceses to prepare local versions of a “Sinicization”... 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

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What the 'Great Firewall' might signal for Vatican-China deal

As the Chinese government tightens control over Christian groups in the country, experts caution that Beijing is positioned to further... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Cardinal Zen calls China deal 'suicide,' blames papal advisors

In a recent blog post Cardinal Joseph Zen has issued another harsh critique of the rumored Vatican-China deal on the... Read more

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Expert says religious freedom critical for Vatican-China bishop deal

A missionary priest and expert on the Church in China has expressed cautioun, and a limited optimism, about a rumored... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun speaks at the Asianews Conference at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen continues criticism of possible Vatican-China deal

Cardinal Joseph Zen again had harsh words for the Vatican on Friday, saying that the proposed deal between the Vatican... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Cardinal Zen: ‘Vatican is ready to surrender to the Chinese communist party’

A possible Vatican agreement with the Chinese government has prompted feelings of unease and fears of betrayal, Cardinal Joseph Zen... Read more

St. Joseph's Cathedral, Shantou, China.

Analysis: Possible deal could 'enlarge the cage' of Chinese Catholics, Vatican sources say

 In the Vatican, there is a saying about China: “China has the sharp end of the stick. Any time the... 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

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The complicated case of China’s Catholic bishops

The Vatican’s efforts to resolve the split between underground Chinese bishops and the government-recognized Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association face another... 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