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China makes preaching patriotism compulsory to reopen churches

China makes preaching patriotism compulsory to reopen churches

Catholics are upset about a directive from China’s communist government asking priests to “preach on patriotism” as a condition for reopening liturgical services, suspended earlier this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pope renews prayers for Catholics in China

Pope renews prayers for Catholics in China

| Carol Glatz | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis assured Catholics in China that the universal church shared their hopes and supported them during hardship.

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Chinese diocese donates masks to Vatican, Italy, to help fight COVID-19

Chinese diocese donates masks to Vatican, Italy, to help fight COVID-19

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Catholic diocese in China’s Shaanxi province has donated thousands of face masks to communities in the Vatican and Italy to help them fight the coronavirus.

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As coronavirus spreads, churches outside China take preventive measures

As coronavirus spreads, churches outside China take preventive measures

| January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Chinese respiratory coronavirus has spread to almost every province in mainland China, which extended its Spring Festival holiday by three days to delay travel by up to 500 million people.

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Some Chinese churches suspend activities because of coronavirus

Some Chinese churches suspend activities because of coronavirus

| January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some churches in China have suspended community activities, including Mass, over fears of the deadly coronavirus virus that has already killed six people and continues to spread, reported ucanews.org.

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New rules in China target unregistered Catholic, Protestant churches

New rules in China target unregistered Catholic, Protestant churches

| Michael Sainsbury | January 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Chinese government has targeted unregistered Catholic and Protestant churches with a new expansion of rules and regulations governing religious organizations.

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Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests

Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A controversial extradition bill that sparked months of protest has been formally withdrawn by Hong Kong’s government, reported ucanews.org.

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Documentary shows the horror of China’s forced-abortion policy

Documentary shows the horror of China’s forced-abortion policy

| Kurt Jensen | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The documentary “One Child Nation” (Amazon) is not, in any Catholic sense, a pro-life film, yet there’s a great deal in it, some of it explicit, to show the horror of not government-sanctioned — but government-mandated — abortions and forced sterilizations.

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Once imprisoned, Chinese woman now guides others to the Catholic faith

Once imprisoned, Chinese woman now guides others to the Catholic faith

| Catherine Sheehan | July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

A woman who spent 20 years imprisoned in China for being a faithful Catholic has helped hundreds of Chinese migrants convert to the faith in Australia.

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Top Vatican diplomat grants interview to Chinese Communist tabloid

Top Vatican diplomat grants interview to Chinese Communist tabloid

The Vatican’s top diplomat told Chinese state-run media that Vatican-Beijing talks are focused on achieving concrete results for China’s Catholics while avoiding differences between the two “systems.”

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Survey: Number of Catholics concerned about Christian persecution rises

Survey: Number of Catholics concerned about Christian persecution rises

| March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than half of U.S. Catholics say they are very concerned about the persecution of Christians around the world, with this 58 percent figure up by 17 percent from a similar poll a year ago.

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Vatican-China agreement motivated by mission, cardinal says

Vatican-China agreement motivated by mission, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s tentative agreement with the government of mainland China obviously has a diplomatic component, but it was motivated by a desire to spread the Gospel and ensure the appropriate freedom of the Catholic Church, the Vatican secretary of state wrote.

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