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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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‘Two steps forward, one step back’: Vatican diplomacy with China

‘Two steps forward, one step back’: Vatican diplomacy with China

| Michael Sainsbury | September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Deng Xiaoping took charge of the Chinese Communist Party in late 1978 and announced his program of reform, it was the beginning of the end of 39 years of isolation for China’s Christians.

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On plane, pope discusses sex abuse, corruption of cover-up, China pact

On plane, pope discusses sex abuse, corruption of cover-up, China pact

| Cindy Wooden | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has grown in its understanding of the horror of clerical sexual abuse and of the “corruption” of covering it up, Pope Francis said.

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Vatican signs provisional agreement with China on naming bishops

Vatican signs provisional agreement with China on naming bishops

| September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

For the first time in decades, all of the Catholic bishops in China are in full communion with the pope, the Vatican announced.

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Some Chinese Catholics see restrictions as new religion rules take effect

Some Chinese Catholics see restrictions as new religion rules take effect

| February 9, 2018 | 1 Comment

Since China’s new regulations for religious affairs took effect Feb. 1, minors have been banned from entering places of worship in several regions.

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Vatican, China nearing agreement on bishops, according to reports

Vatican, China nearing agreement on bishops, according to reports

| Cindy Wooden | February 2, 2018 | 1 Comment

Multiple news reports indicate the Vatican has made substantial progress in reaching an agreement with China’s communist government on the naming of bishops for several dioceses.

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Vatican spokesman insists pope, aides are united on approach to China

Vatican spokesman insists pope, aides are united on approach to China

| January 31, 2018 | 3 Comments

Catholics who have accused top members of the Roman Curia of making overtures to China’s communist government without the knowledge of Pope Francis are “fostering confusion and controversy,” said the director of the Vatican press office.

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