The Vatican signed a landmark agreement with China on Saturday on the process for appointing...
by Josh Rudolph | Feb 8, 2017
In 2013, after years of policy adjustment and the conclusion of a pilot program, China began an...
by Scott Greene | Jul 10, 2012
Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin, who quit the state-endorsed Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA) over the weekend during a mass for his ordination as bishop of Shanghai, has reportedly been isolated at a seminary on the...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 14, 2011
The official Chinese Catholic church has ordained another bishop in defiance of the Vatican, the third such ordination in the past year. Eight bishops who are loyal to the Vatican attended the public ceremony under police...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 4, 2011
The Vatican has again rejected the ordination of a Chinese Bishop as illegitimate. From the Vancouver Sun: Paul Lei Shiyin was ordained as bishop on June 29, in a move the Holy See said was divisive and looked set to dampen...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 24, 2010
Last Saturday, the government-backed Patriotic Chinese Catholic Association ordained a bishop without the consent of the Vatican, and today Pope Benedict XVI responded. From AP: Pope Benedict XVI learned of the ordination of...
by Liu Yong | Jun 2, 2009
From AP: China has held off on ordaining bishops without Vatican approval, but government interference in the state-backed Chinese church is still a concern, Hong Kong’s cardinal — a key adviser to the pope_ said Monday....
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 23, 2009
From lastampa.it: The normalization of ties between the Holy See, head of the largest unified religion of the world, and China, the most populous country on Earth, registered progresses in recent years and months. However, the...
by cschultz | Dec 24, 2008
The Vatican has agreed to Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun’s request to step down from his post in 2009: [The Cardinal] said he would spend more time monitoring Catholic churches in mainland China, according to The Associated...
by Liu Yong | Aug 3, 2008
From AP: Pope Benedict XVI sent greetings to China on Sunday before the Olympics and said he hoped the Games would offer an example of coexistence among people from different countries. He said he will follow the Olympics, which...
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