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Jonathan Price, a member of Jimmy Lai's international legal team, appears on “EWTN News Nightly” with host Tracy Sabol on Dec. 19, 2023.

Jimmy Lai unlikely to receive a fair trial from Hong Kong judges, lawyer says

Dec 20, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Catholic democracy activist Jimmy Lai was arrested in August 2020 under that year’s controversial national security law. Read more

Flag of the People's Republic of China.

China’s new ‘Patriotic Education Law’ places further limits on religious instruction

Nov 9, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

The new law would require churches and religious groups to adapt their educational activities to promote the party’s official ideology. Read more

Chinese flags on barbed wired wall in Kashgar (Kashi), Xinjiang, China.

Chinese priest convicted of ‘fraud’ for refusal to recognize state-sanctioned Church 

Sep 15, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Father Joseph Yang Xiaoming was found to have violated the law after he refused to register with the state-sanctioned Chinese... Read more

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle speaking at the Vatican on Oct. 21, 2021.

Cardinal Tagle defends Vatican-China deal

Oct 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has defended the Vatican’s decision to renew its provisional agreement with China on the appointment of... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Cardinal Zen’s second day in court: Magistrate rules there is sufficient evidence

Sep 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

On Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Zen’s second day in court in Hong Kong, the magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence... Read more

Pope Francis and Xi Jinping

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

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

European Parliament calls on Vatican to support Cardinal Zen

Jul 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The European Parliament has called on the Vatican "to give full support to Cardinal Zen" and told the Holy See... Read more

Pope Francis waves at pilgrims from China at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 7, 2016.

Pope Francis says he hopes Vatican-China deal will be renewed

Jul 5, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said he hopes the Vatican’s provisional agreement with China on the appointment of Catholic bishops will be renewed... Read more


How the Chinese Communist Party sees organized religion

Oct 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Chinese Communist Party is targeting organized religion as a threat – even seeking to “change” or “transform” it into... Read more

An editor prepares the final edition of the Apple Daily.

Activist: China’s ‘killing’ of Hong Kong paper has ‘serious implications’ for religious liberty

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Benedict Rogers said Apple Daily’s closure was not simply a blow to press freedom. Read more

An elderly Chinese woman walks with her granddaughter.

Human rights activist to China: Don’t wait till 2025 to lift all birth restrictions

Jun 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

For decades, China has enforced draconian population policies. Read more

Officers patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 2013.

Hong Kong Catholic churches plan Masses commemorating Tiananmen victims

May 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The churches will offer a Mass for the Dead on the night of June 4. Read more

Lord Alton of Liverpool

China imposes sanctions on British Catholic human rights campaigner

Mar 26, 2021

The Chinese Communist Party has imposed sanctions on a British Catholic human rights campaigner who highlighted widespread abuses in Xinjiang. Read more