religious freedom



Underground Church Members Detail Crackdown

Last December, more than 100 adherents to the Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu were detained in a crackdown on the underground congregation, including the pastor Wang Yi and his wife Jiang Rong. Jiang was accused of inciting subversion of state power, but was released last month after six...

Vatican Moves To Extend Secret Deal With Beijing

The Vatican has decided to extend a secret 2018 agreement with Beijing that governs the appointment of bishops in China. The 2018 Sino-Vatican deal, signed in the midst of crackdowns on religious expression, is believed to give...



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