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A new step in thawing relations between China and the Holy See?

Jul 31, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

In a tiny victory for Vatican-Chinese rapprochement, China's government now recognizes seminary studies and allows seminarians to continue their education... Read more

JuiEn Cross.

Chinese leaders intensify push for 'national' Christianity

Aug 15, 2014

By Hillary Mast

The Chinese government recently announced that it will increase its efforts to promote and develop a national brand of Christian... Read more

A portrait of Father Matteo Ricci in Guangqi Park, Shanghai, China.

Relations with China affect timing of Matteo Ricci cause

May 16, 2013

Approval for the beatification of the Italian Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, who ministered in China 500 years ago, depends to... Read more

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

With New Year coming, archbishop sees vitality in Chinese Church

Feb 9, 2013

Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai is preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Rome, and as he takes stock... Read more

Bob Fu.

Report finds Chinese persecution of Christians rising

Feb 8, 2013

A new analysis by ChinaAid found that persecution of Christians by the Chinese government increased in 2012, and focused on... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi.

Vatican spokesman calls China's suspension of bishop 'serious'

Dec 11, 2012

The Chinese government has suspended a Catholic bishop who resigned from the government-run Catholic association, leading the Vatican's spokesman to... Read more

A nurse holds an orphan with a cleft lip. Courtesy Little Flower Projects.

Catholic couple's 'apostolic hobby' assists 1,400 Chinese orphans

Oct 25, 2012

For the past decade and a half, an American couple living in China have cited total reliance on God as... Read more

Mrs. Katie Murphy runs in the Shamrock Marathon. Photo courtesy of Katie Murphy.

Catholic mom organizes 'virtual' race for Chinese orphans

Oct 18, 2012

After researching adoption in China and learning of the high rates of abandoned children, a Catholic homeschooling mother organized a... Read more

Saint Ignatius Cathedral in Shanghai, China.

Vatican lauds ordination of China's missing bishop

Jul 10, 2012

The Vatican has praised the approved ordination of a Chinese bishop, who is now missing after announcing his split from... Read more


Chinese government ignores Vatican warning on bishop ordination

Jul 6, 2012

The Vatican is considering its response following the illicit ordination of another bishop without Pope Benedict’s approval.  Read more