Church in China - Latest News
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.
Oct 5, 2016 - 03:03 am .- Improved Holy See relations with China are a major effort of this papacy, with an ongoing focus on disputes appointment of bishops and diplomatic recognition of neighboring Taiwan.
Aug 7, 2015 - 12:04 am .- In mainland China's first episcopal consecration since 2012, a priest was consecrated a bishop in the cathedral of Anyang on Tuesday. His appointment was agreed upon by both the Vatican and the Chinese government.
Jul 31, 2015 - 02:02 am .- In a tiny victory for Vatican-Chinese rapprochement, China's government now recognizes seminary studies and allows seminarians to continue their education in a state university should they leave.
Aug 15, 2014 - 08:02 am .- The Chinese government recently announced that it will increase its efforts to promote and develop a national brand of Christian theology.
May 16, 2013 - 10:00 am .- Approval for the beatification of the Italian Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci, who ministered in China 500 years ago, depends to some degree on the Vatican’s relations with China.
Feb 9, 2013 - 06:03 am .- Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai is preparing to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Rome, and as he takes stock of the Church in his native land he sees many reasons for hope.
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:01 am .- A new analysis by ChinaAid found that persecution of Christians by the Chinese government increased in 2012, and focused on the eradication of Protestant “house churches.”
Dec 11, 2012 - 03:56 pm .- The Chinese government has suspended a Catholic bishop who resigned from the government-run Catholic association, leading the Vatican's spokesman to describe the Holy See as deeply concerned.
Oct 25, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- For the past decade and a half, an American couple living in China have cited total reliance on God as the source of their success in giving aid to hundreds of medically-fragile orphans.
Oct 18, 2012 - 04:10 am .- After researching adoption in China and learning of the high rates of abandoned children, a Catholic homeschooling mother organized a run to raise awareness of the country's 147 million orphans.
Jul 10, 2012 - 04:29 pm .- The Vatican has praised the approved ordination of a Chinese bishop, who is now missing after announcing his split from the state-controlled Catholic association during his ordination.
Jul 6, 2012 - 03:30 pm .- The Vatican is considering its response following the illicit ordination of another bishop without Pope Benedict’s approval.