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Pope Francis greets airline workers as he boards the papal plane for his four-day trip to Mongolia on Aug. 31, 2023.

Pope sends telegram to China as plane flies over Chinese airspace

Aug 31, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Pope Francis will become the first pope in the history of the Catholic Church to visit Mongolia. Read more

Pope Francis and Xi Jinping

Pope Francis extends a hand to China

Sep 19, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

While a trial against Cardinal Joseph Zen is underway in China, the Holy See continues to work toward the renewal... Read more

Pope Francis and Xi Jinping

Could Pope Francis meet Xi Jinping in Kazakhstan next week?

Sep 6, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit Kazakhstan on the same day Pope Francis will be in the Central... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured on Oct. 3, 2015.

Pope Francis offers condolences after plane crash in China

Mar 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

The pope’s condolence telegram was sent to China’s President Xi Jinping. Read more

Uyghurs at a mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China, September 2010.

How China uses technology to repress Uyghurs

Apr 15, 2019

Government-run social media and facial recognition technology are being used to help monitor and detain Muslims in China's Xinjiang Uygur... Read more

Chinese president Xi Jinping at a press conference after a meeting with the German chancellor in Berlin, July 5, 2017.

Will Pope Francis meet the Chinese president this week?

Mar 20, 2019

By Courtney Mares

As Chinese President Xi Jinping travels to Rome this week, there has been much speculation as to whether his trip... Read more

Bishop Joseph Guo Jincai (left) and Bishop Yang Xiaoting (right) at Opening of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Tiananmen Square to St. Peter’s Square: Who are the Chinese bishops at the synod?

Oct 17, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Weeks after his excommunication was lifted last month as a part of an agreement between China and the Holy See,... Read more

Chinese government official: No religion 'transcends nations'

Apr 3, 2018

A Chinese government official who oversees religious affairs said Tuesday that government restrictions on bishop appointments are not a violation... Read more

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

Mar 23, 2018

By Courtney Mares

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

The flag of China.

In China, government-appointed bishops support Xi, Vatican-China deal

Mar 13, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Government-backed bishops have spoken out publicly in support of the Vatican-China deal in a Chinese media interview at the Chinese... Read more

The flag of China.

China's president seeks more control over religion

Oct 25, 2017

President Xi Jinping of China announced this week that he wants to tighten Beijing’s strict government controls on religion in... Read more