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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.
Mar 29, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- A bishop of the underground Church in China's Hebei province and his vicar general were placed in detention this week, and a lay Catholic activist was jailed in Hong Kong.
Dec 14, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- Two underground bishops in China have agreed to step aside in favor of bishops of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, in the wake of a deal signed between the Holy See and the Chinese government.
Nov 16, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- A Vatican-appointed Chinese bishop has reportedly been taken into custody by the government and is undergoing “isolation and indoctrination.”
Nov 8, 2018 - 03:28 pm .- Four priests from the underground Catholic Church in China's Hebei province have been taken into police custody for indoctrination, AsiaNews reported Monday.
Sep 28, 2018 - 03:01 pm .- Sources say the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China are involved in new negotiations over the fate of bishops who have remained faithful to Rome “underground” for years in Communist China, Agence France-Presse has reported.
Jul 25, 2018 - 12:00 am .- Continuing a controversial plan, Chinese bishops allied with the government have told dioceses to prepare local versions of a “Sinicization” program to bring the Catholic Church more in-line with the government’s understanding of Chinese culture, society and politics.
Apr 4, 2018 - 04:15 pm .- As the Holy See reportedly negotiates a deal with the government of mainland China,  some Catholic residents of a town in the country's Hebei province are raising concerns over the anticipated agreement.
Mar 23, 2018 - 09:47 pm .- As the Chinese government tightens control over Christian groups in the country, experts caution that Beijing is positioned to further restrict religious freedom, using the model of government-run social media.
Feb 28, 2018 - 09:56 am .- In a recent blog post Cardinal Joseph Zen has issued another harsh critique of the rumored Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops, calling it an act of “suicide” and a “shameless surrender” to the communist government.
Feb 14, 2018 - 11:06 am .- A missionary priest and expert on the Church in China has expressed cautioun, and a limited optimism, about a rumored agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops.
Feb 9, 2018 - 02:13 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Zen again had harsh words for the Vatican on Friday, saying that the proposed deal between the Vatican and the Chinese government-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association was not in the best interests of Chinese Catholics.
Feb 6, 2018 - 04:40 pm .- A possible Vatican agreement with the Chinese government has prompted feelings of unease and fears of betrayal, Cardinal Joseph Zen has warned in a strong statement continuing his criticism of negotiations.  
Feb 6, 2018 - 03:01 pm .-  In the Vatican, there is a saying about China: “China has the sharp end of the stick. Any time the Holy See extends the hand to hold it, it gets the sharp end of the stick, and its hand bleeds.”
Feb 6, 2018 - 02:01 pm .- A Chinese newspaper with close ties to the nation's communist party has added its voice to the discussion of a possible agreement with the Vatican on the appointment of bishops.
Jan 23, 2018 - 03:48 pm .- The Vatican’s efforts to resolve the split between underground Chinese bishops and the government-recognized Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association face another challenge, as an aging bishop faithful to Rome has reportedly declined a Vatican request to retire, to be replaced by a bishop favored by the Chinese government.
Jul 19, 2017 - 12:08 pm .- As the Catholic Church in China journeys toward a normalized relationship with the Holy See, one priest in dialogue with Chinese bishops has seen vast improvement in openness and dialogue on the part of leaders, both in the patriotic and underground Churches.