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Bishop Andrew Han Jingtao | Courtesy: AsiaNews.it

Underground Catholic bishop dies in China

According to the Catholic outlet AsiaNews, headquartered in Rome, Bishop Andrea Han Jingtao, 99, one of the most revered leaders... Read more

Bishop Guo Xijin.

Chinese bishop resigns as deadline for renewing Vatican deal nears

Ahead of the expected renewal of the Vatican-China deal this month, the former underground bishop of Mindong has announced his... Read more

Dalù stands in St. Peter’s Square.

Finding God in Shanghai: a Chinese convert’s path to faith

At his baptism at a Catholic church in Shanghai, Dalù said that he “cried like a baby” knowing that his... Read more

Catholic Church of the Saviour in Xicheng District, Beijing, China.

Churches in China must preach 'patriotism' to reopen after coronavirus

State-sponsored Catholic authorities in parts of China have issued regulations on the reopening of churches during the coronavirus pandemic. The... Read more

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong

Vatican picks Hong Kong bishop, delays announcement

Hong Kong has been without a diocesan bishop since the death of Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung in January 2019, after... Read more

Chinese Catholic priest at St. Michael's Church, Beijing, March, 2016.

Catholic persecution worse after Vatican-China deal, Congress finds

A new U.S. government report says that human rights abuse in China has worsened in the last year, and specifically highlighted the... Read more

Bishop Vincenzo Guo Xijin.

Chinese bishop in hiding after refusal to register with Communist authorities

A Catholic bishop is China is reportedly on the run from state authorities after refusing to register with the state-sponsored... Read more

Catholics kneeling inside the grounds of the church in Wu Gao Zhang, Oct. 31, 2019.

Chinese authorities offer land for new church after demolition protest

Chinese authorities have offered a compensation to a Catholic community for the destruction of their church. The offer comes after... Read more

Catholics kneeling inside the grounds of the church in Wu Gao Zhang, Oct. 31, 2019.

Chinese Catholics barricade themselves in church to prevent demolition

Priests and parishioners have barricaded themselves in a Catholic church in the Chinese province of Hebei. The Catholics are attempting... Read more

Guangzhou/China - August 16 2018: Grotto of Our Lady at Sha Mian Tang church in Shamian Island.

'God has become my light' A Chinese teen’s conversion story

At the age of 14, Yuan made the decision to become a Catholic. “I found a freedom that I had... Read more

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Chinese authorities destroy two Marian shrines despite Vatican-China agreement

As part of an ongoing crackdown on religious practice in the country, Chinese authorities demolished two Catholic Marian shrines this... Read more

Pope Francis waves in St. Peter's Square Sept. 26, 2018.

Pope Francis urges reconciliation in message to Church in China

Pope Francis sent a message Wednesday to encourage Chinese Catholics to work toward reconciliation and communion with one another following... Read more

Pope Francis on Sept. 26, 2018.

For the persecuted, there is hope in Mary's care, Pope Francis says

Despite the pain and suffering they have experienced, Catholics in the Baltic states can take hope in the steadfast care... Read more

Pope Francis waves at pilgrims from China at the general audience Sept. 7, 2016.

Pope recognizes illicitly ordained Chinese bishops

After the signing Saturday of a provisional Vatican-China deal on the nomination of bishops, the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ recognition... Read more

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Vatican signs deal with China on bishop appointments

An expected agreement between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China on the appointment of bishops was signed... Read more

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Chinese Catholic church demolition is latest in series of church bulldozings

A Catholic church in China's Shandong province has been demolished by government agents, the latest in a series of church... Read more

Cardinal Charles Bo.

Myanmar’s bishops discuss China, Rohingya with Pope Francis

The Vatican’s long-rumored China deal was discussed by Myanmar’s bishops this week during an ad limina visit with Pope Francis,... Read more

Chinese flag.

Analysis: La Civiltà Cattolica and the 'sinicization' of Catholicism

At the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Party Congress in October 2017, the country’s president, Xi Jinping, promised to “sinicize... Read more