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Vatican-China deal - Latest News
Oct 23, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Taiwan’s foreign ministry responded by the renewal of the Sino-Vatican provisional agreement Thursday by highlighting the worsening religious freedom situation on the mainland.
Oct 22, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Chinese bishops after the Vatican-China deal: Who was appointed? Whose excommunications were lifted? Who stepped aside?
Oct 22, 2020 - 04:00 am .- The Vatican and China have renewed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops for two more years, the Holy See announced Thursday.
Oct 7, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Zen has rejected claims that the 2018 Vatican-China deal was approved in draft form by Pope Benedict XVI, and accused Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin of “manipulating” Pope Francis on the Church’s engagement with China.
Oct 6, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Ahead of the expected renewal of the Vatican-China deal this month, the former underground bishop of Mindong has announced his complete resignation from public life.
Oct 3, 2020 - 06:10 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin defended the Vatican’s controversial deal with China Saturday, saying that all recent popes sought such an agreement on the appointment of bishops.
Sep 29, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A Vatican official hailed the “positive” results of the Holy See’s provisional agreement with China Tuesday amid reports that a Holy See delegation is heading to Beijing to extend the deal.
Sep 28, 2020 - 04:40 pm .- In an exclusive interview with CNA ahead of his visit to the Vatican this week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he plans to discuss human rights abuses in China, and urge Vatican officials to speak about religious persecution there.
Sep 22, 2020 - 11:30 am .- A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has underscored the country’s insistence that Taiwan not be recognized as a sovereign nation in response to a question on the island democracy’s relations with the Holy See.
Sep 18, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Reflecting Friday on the state of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted that the human rights situation in China has deteriorated in recent years, and that the “moral witness” of the Vatican in support of religious believers is sorely needed.
Sep 17, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- A dramatic diplomatic maneuver from the Trump administration could strengthen Rome’s hand with China, and rebalance the relationship between all three powers. The pivot point is Taiwan.
Sep 17, 2020 - 06:10 am .- State-sponsored hackers targeted Vatican computer networks just weeks before the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See is due to be renewed, according to a report released Tuesday.
Sep 15, 2020 - 01:15 pm .- Religious freedom must be the result of any renewed Vatican agreement with China, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom emphasized on Tuesday, noting that underground Catholics in the country remained “persecuted.”
Sep 15, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that it has received assurances from the Vatican regarding the renewal of the Vatican-China deal.
Sep 14, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican expects to renew its interim deal with China on the appointment of bishops, as part of efforts to “normalize” the life of the Catholic Church in China, Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Monday.
Sep 10, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry said Thursday that China’s interim deal with the Vatican has been “implemented successfully.”
Sep 2, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- While the last two years have failed to deliver any measurable progress on the Vatican’s priorities, the status quo of all-dialogue-and-no-delivery has strengthened China’s position over the Church.
Aug 27, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Holy See faces mounting criticism for its silence on human rights abuses in China ahead of the expected renewal of the controversial 2018 agreement. But is the Vatican’s silence strategic, and if so, is the strategy working?
Aug 26, 2020 - 05:07 pm .- One of the featured speakers at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 26 will be Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese lawyer and human rights advocate who has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese government— particularly its policy of forced abortions and sterilizations.
Jul 30, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The fate of a long-imprisoned Catholic bishop in China was the focus of a congressional hearing on Thursday, amid growing concern he may have died in the custody of the Communist government.

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