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Analysis: The Vatican and China Part III, Taiwan

Jul 24, 2020

By Ed Condon

With negotiations ongoing for an extension of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, the fate of Vatican-Taiwan relations may prove inextricable from... Read more

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Analysis: The Vatican and China Part II, Hong Kong

Jul 23, 2020

By Ed Condon

As the Vatican and China negotiate an extension of the controversial 2018 deal, the Diocese of Hong Kong is at... Read more

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Analysis: The Vatican and China Part I, the Mainland

Jul 22, 2020

By Ed Condon

While Catholic China watchers have long focused on the ongoing human rights crisis in the country, broader media attention has... Read more

Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli says Mass in Rome Jan. 22, 2016.

Vatican should renew China deal for ‘one or two years,’ says negotiator

Jun 9, 2020

By Courtney Mares

With the Vatican’s interim deal with the Chinese government due to expire in September, an archbishop who helped to negotiate... Read more

Pope Francis imparts a blessing from the window of the Apostolic Palace on May 24, 2020.

Pope Francis entrusts China to the Blessed Virgin Mary

May 24, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Sunday entrusted China to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and asked all people to pray for a new outpouring... Read more

Pope Francis celebrated Mass during his pastoral visit to Bari, Italy, Jan. 23, 2020.

'Be truly Christians and good citizens' Pope tells Chinese Catholics

Mar 5, 2020

In a video released on Thursday by Vatican Media, Pope Francis announced that his prayer intention for the month of... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun speaks at the Asianews Conference at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen to Congressmen: China wants Vatican 'surrender'

Feb 11, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong, told CNA that the situation is dire for the Church in... Read more

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a press conference on Jan. 22, 2020.

Taiwan president appeals to Pope Francis over China’s 'abuse of power'

Jan 22, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,”... Read more

Catholic Church of the Saviour also called Xishiku Church or Beitang in Xicheng District, Beijing, China. Via Shutterstock

Chinese bishop and priests evicted over 'fire safety'

Jan 17, 2020

Chinese officials have evicted members of the clergy, including a bishop, from their homes and are closing Catholic parishes in... Read more

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong

Vatican picks Hong Kong bishop, delays announcement

Jan 17, 2020

By Ed Condon

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

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Cardinal Zen: 'Parolin is manipulating the Holy Father' on China deal

Dec 4, 2019

Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Kong, has renewed his criticism of the Vatican-China deal, warning that he thinks... Read more