Bishop Vincent Guo Xijin

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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

Dec 14, 2018

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

Chinese authorities release bishop—but restrict his celebration of Mass

Mar 28, 2018

A Catholic bishop has been released by Chinese authorities after a short detention, but they have ordered him not to... Read more

Analysis: Francis, China, and the art of the deal

Mar 28, 2018

By Elise Harris

If Vatican-brokered agreements negotiated under his leadership are any indication, it seems clear that when a deal is on the... Read more

Chinese pilgrims attend the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Oct. 12, 2016.

Chinese officials again detain underground bishop during Holy Week

Mar 27, 2018

Police have detained a Catholic bishop at the center of controversy over a possible agreement between the Vatican and China.  Read more