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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

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Newly elected Chinese Church leaders allied with government vow to proceed with sinicization

Aug 24, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

Chinese bishops allied with the government have promised to proceed with the “sinicization” of Catholicism in China. Read more

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Chinese city offers cash incentives to informants on illegal religious groups

Apr 1, 2019

Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong province, is offering to pay citizens in exchange for information on “illegal religious groups”... Read more

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

Mar 2, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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