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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A controversial extradition bill that sparked months of protest has been formally withdrawn by Hong Kong’s government, reported ucanews.org.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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Who are the Chinese bishops received back into ecclesial communion?

Who are the Chinese bishops received back into ecclesial communion?

| Michael Sainsbury | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Joseph Guo Jincai, one of two Chinese participants attending the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican, concelebrated Mass with St. John Paul II twice in 1995. Although he was a member of the government-approved Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association — not recognized by the Vatican — it was only after his illicit ordination as a bishop of the Chinese-designated Diocese of Chengde that he was automatically excommunicated.

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Hearing examines China’s policy on religion, new agreement with Vatican

Hearing examines China’s policy on religion, new agreement with Vatican

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Debate continues about whether the Vatican’s provisional agreement with China will improve relations between the Chinese state and members of religious groups, which have had a long history of conflict.

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Chinese Catholics outside mainland divided over Sino-Vatican agreement

Chinese Catholics outside mainland divided over Sino-Vatican agreement

| September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholics in Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong are divided over the provisional agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops.

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