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Aug 5, 2019 - 11:27 am .- The funeral of Therese Tran Thi Ly Hoa, a Catholic lawyer in Ho Chi Minh City, was interrupted last week by local officials, amid a disagreement over land ownership, according to UCA News.
Jul 26, 2019 - 05:05 pm .- The Catholic Church’s teachings on economics and government have a tendency to frustrate anyone committed to a political ideology. The Church has condemned both unrestrained capitalism, as well as communism, socialism, and totalitarianism.
Jul 12, 2019 - 04:16 am .- The Christian Liberation Movement denounced the election reform law recently passed by Cuba’s National Assembly, charging that it still allows the Communist Party to determine the candidates in major elections.
Jun 5, 2019 - 03:29 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday reflected upon his recent apostolic visit to Romania, where he beatified seven Greek-Catholic bishops martyred under Soviet occupation.
May 31, 2019 - 06:13 am .- The Catholic Church wants to continue to be an active and contributive member of Romanian society, Pope Francis told the president and authorities of the Eastern European country Friday.
May 30, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- On Sunday in Blaj, Pope Francis will beatify seven Greek-Catholic bishops of Romania who were killed by the communist regime between 1950 and 1970.
Mar 19, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- Pope Francis declared Tuesday the martyrdom of seven Greek-Catholic bishops killed by the communist regime in Romania in the mid-20th century.
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.
Jul 19, 2018 - 12:28 am .- Subcommittees at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have approved more than $6 million for pastoral projects in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.
May 1, 2018 - 12:46 pm .- Fr. János Brenner, a Cistercian Hungarian priest who was martyred in the 1950s, was beatified May 1. The beatification took place in Szombathely, Hungary, the same location where the Communist government had tried to prevent the faithful from attending Brenner’s funeral 60 years ago.
Apr 3, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A Chinese government official who oversees religious affairs said Tuesday that government restrictions on bishop appointments are not a violation of religious freedom, as he emphasized that religions in China must “adapt to socialist society.”
Nov 11, 2017 - 03:03 pm .- Besides the smiling Pope, John Paul I, several other people’s causes advanced towards sainthood this week. Among them is Servant of God János (John) Brenner, a Cistercian Hungarian priest whose martyrdom was acknowledged by Pope Francis this week.
Oct 25, 2017 - 05:27 pm .- President Xi Jinping of China announced this week that he wants to tighten Beijing’s strict government controls on religion in the communist country.
Nov 26, 2016 - 03:30 am .- After hearing of the death of Fidel Castro, former president and leader communist revolution in Cuba, late Friday evening, Pope Francis sent a telegram offering his prayers for the deceased and the entire nation.
Nov 2, 2016 - 06:01 am .- During 40 years of communist rule in Albania – which in 1967 declared itself the first completely atheist country in the world – praying, making the sign of the cross, wearing a crucifix around one’s neck, or any other evidence of being a believer in God were treated as crimes.
Sep 21, 2016 - 03:02 am .- After 40 years, the first Catholic Church-operated university opened in Vietnam since the advent of communism in the country.
May 17, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Was the controversial Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac a target of decades-long communist smears and disinformation? One researcher of the period says the facts can counter false claims about the beatified cardinal's wartime record.
Nov 1, 2015 - 06:04 am .- On May 1, 1961 Fidel Castro ordered the seizure of all private schools in Cuba and the expulsion of all priests and religious. Among those affected were the Teresian Sisters of Enrique de Ossó, who lost their school in Camagüey and its assembly hall, today converted into the Tasende theater.
Sep 15, 2015 - 06:24 am .- While Pope Francis is in Cuba next week chances are high that he will meet with former president Fidel Castro, though no specific time has been set, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi has announced.
Jul 13, 2015 - 09:18 am .- Responding to waves of controversy after receiving a “communist crucifix” – a carving of Christ crucified on a hammer and sickle – from Bolivian president Evo Morales, Pope Francis said he took no offense, but understands the work as “protest art.”