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Church in China - Latest News
Apr 30, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- As the Chinese government makes progress containing the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have resumed action to remove crosses from buildings and crackdown on religious practice.
Apr 24, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The Catholic periodical La Civiltà Cattolica will now be published in simplified Chinese, in what its publishers say is an attempt at establishing a better relationship with the Chinese people. 
Apr 3, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Communist authorities in China are using efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic to step up enforcement action against Christians who worship in house churches, according to the human rights and religious freedom publication Bitter Winter. 
Mar 5, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- In a video released on Thursday by Vatican Media, Pope Francis announced that his prayer intention for the month of March is for “the unity of Christians in China.”
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.
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 17, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Priests in the Diocese of Hong Kong are expecting the announcement of their new bishop within the next two weeks.
Feb 15, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Cardinal Joseph Zen gave an exclusive interview to CNA in which he discussed the Church in China and his relationship with Pope Francis and Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
Feb 11, 2020 - 05:30 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Zen, the archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong, told CNA that the situation is dire for the Church in China, and predicted the eventual end of the underground Church.
Jan 17, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- Chinese officials have evicted members of the clergy, including a bishop, from their homes and are closing Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Fujian. While the officials cited “fire safety standards” as the reason for the evictions, all the clergy and churches affected have refused to join the Communist-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.
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 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. 
Sep 23, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Christian churches in China have been ordered to take down displays of the Ten Commandments and replace them with quotes from Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to reports. 
Sep 18, 2018 - 05:45 pm .- A newspaper tied to the Chinese Communist Party reported Tuesday that a delegation of Vatican officials will head to China "in late September" for a final round of talks before an agreement on the appointment of bishops is signed.  
Mar 13, 2018 - 03:02 am .- Government-backed bishops have spoken out publicly in support of the Vatican-China deal in a Chinese media interview at the Chinese Communist Party’s annual meetings this week.
Jan 30, 2018 - 07:17 am .- On Tuesday the spokesperson for the Pope, Greg Burke, sent a statement asserting that Pope Francis is well-informed on the situation of the Catholic Church in China, and that it is “regrettable” that some members of the Church have said the contrary, thereby sewing “confusion and controversy.”
Sep 3, 2017 - 04:08 pm .- The challenges endured by Catholics in China are complex, said Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong, but there are reasons to be hopeful about the future of the Church in China.
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.
Dec 18, 2016 - 05:02 pm .- Yan Xu is an artist from the central China city of Wuhan. What she drew one day would change her life.
Nov 7, 2016 - 08:45 am .- A statement made by the Vatican on Monday declared that unverified reports of bishop ordinations taking place within the so-called “underground Church” in China had neither the authorization of the Holy See, nor had they been officially communicated.

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