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China-Vatican deal - Latest News
Apr 9, 2020 - 07:00 am .- The Vatican has thanked Chinese organizations for donating medical supplies to help it combat the coronavirus.
Mar 21, 2020 - 12:19 am .- Cardinal Joseph Zen published Saturday a blog post accusing the Vatican’s secretary of state of manipulating Pope Francis, and continuing his ongoing criticism of the Holy See’s approach to the Catholic Church in China.
Mar 10, 2020 - 04:11 pm .- The Chinese government’s campaign to develop “religion with Chinese characteristics” has increased persecution of the country’s Christians, the human rights watchdog ChinaAid has said.
Mar 2, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- New pictures and video appear to show Catholics praying outside of churches closed by the government in the Diocese of Mindong, China.
Mar 2, 2020 - 11:54 am .- Cardinal Zen on Sunday responded to the claim of the Dean of the College of Cardinals that Benedict XVI had approved a draft agreement with the Chinese government on bishop nominations. Zen invited the dean to produce archival evidence which he claimed to have seen.
Feb 29, 2020 - 03:09 pm .- The newly-appointed Dean of the College of Cardinals purportedly sent a letter to cardinals Wednesday claiming that the China-Vatican deal represents the minds of St. John Paul II and of Benedict XVI, and that Cardinal Zen is mistaken in his opposition to the deal.
Feb 19, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Vatican secretary for relations with states, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, met with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference last week.
Feb 14, 2020 - 04:13 pm .- Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, met Friday with Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, discussing their states' 2018 agreement on episcopal appointments.
Jan 22, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,” and detailing the Communist regime’s "abuses of power."
Jan 8, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A new U.S. government report says that human rights abuse in China has worsened in the last year, and specifically highlighted the escalating persecution of Chinese Catholics in the wake of the Vatican-China agreement of 2018.
Jan 6, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- China will enforce new restrictions on religious groups, organizations, meetings, and other related events starting on Feb 1. 
Dec 3, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- A Chinese bishop has said that Catholics in the country must put their loyalty to the state before the faith. Bishop John Fang Xingyao made the statement during a Communist Party sponsored meeting in Beijing last week.
Nov 21, 2019 - 09:30 am .- A Catholic bishop is China is reportedly on the run from state authorities after refusing to register with the state-sponsored Church.
Nov 1, 2019 - 09:07 am .- Priests and parishioners have barricaded themselves in a Catholic church in the Chinese province of Hebei. The Catholics are attempting to prevent the Chinese government from tearing down the Church. 
Oct 1, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- On Tuesday, the People’s Republic of China marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country’s communist regime. While some world leaders offered congratulations, others reflected on the nation’s long history of human rights abuses.
Sep 30, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The persecution of Catholics in mainland China is increasing after prominent Catholic figures in Hong Kong continue to speak out against the communist regime, according to reports.
Aug 27, 2019 - 10:44 am .- A new bishop was consecrated Monday in Inner Mongolia, China, becoming the first bishop to be consecrated in the country after a deal on bishop appointments was made with the Vatican last year.
Jun 28, 2019 - 12:40 pm .- The Vatican issued new guidance for clergy in mainland China on Friday, addressing government requirements that they register with the Communist government. 
May 13, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin welcomed the opportunity for China and the Holy See to work together to “build a more secure and prosperous world.”
May 8, 2019 - 11:30 am .- The nephew of a Chinese bishop who was arrested 23 years ago has said he does not know where his uncle is incarcerated, or even whether he is still alive.

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