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by JD Flynn Washington D.C., Sep 28, 2020 / 04:40 pm MT (CNA).- Ahead of a visit to the Vatican this week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he plans to discuss human rights abuses in China, and urge Vatican officials to speak out about Chinese religious persecution. “We’ve

CNA Staff, Sep 19, 2020 / 04:56 pm MT (CNA).- The Chinese government continues to imprison Catholic clergy – including bishops – who refuse to support the Communist Party, according to a new report out of the province of Jiangxi. According to UCA News, priests in the Diocese of Yujiang

CNA Staff, Sep 15, 2020 / 01:15 pm MT (CNA).- Religious freedom must be the result of any renewed Vatican agreement with China, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom emphasized on Tuesday, noting that underground Catholics in the country remained “persecuted.” On Monday, Sept. 14, the Vatican’s Secretary of

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Sep 14, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- The Vatican expects to renew its interim deal with China on the appointment of bishops, as part of efforts to “normalize” the life of the Catholic Church in China, Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Monday.

by Ed Condon Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 1, 2020 / 02:10 pm MT (CNA).- The leader of the Diocese of Hong Kong has instructed priests to avoid politics in homilies and admonishing them for “offensive” and “provocative” preaching. The warning comes amid a crackdown on free expression in Hong Kong,

CNA Staff, Aug 10, 2020 / 11:30 am MT (CNA).- Chinese authorities arrested pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and imposed new sanctions on American lawmakers August 10, as part of an apparent crackdown on civil liberties in Hong Kong. Prominent democracy activists were arrested and charged for violating Hong Kong’s

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Aug 10, 2020 / 07:30 am MT (CNA).- The Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs is “one of the most egregious human tragedies since the Holocaust,” two Asian cardinals and 74 other religious leaders wrote in a statement released August 8. Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, archbishop

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, May 24, 2020 / 05:45 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis Sunday entrusted China to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and asked people to pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the most populated country in the world. “Dear Catholic brothers and sisters in

Catholics in China We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.  

Travellers at an airport in Chengdu, China wear masks to prevent infection from coronavirus, Jan. 23, 2019. Credit: B.Zhou/Shutterstock.
Beijing, China, Feb 17, 2020 / 05:50 pm (CNA).- While the coronavirus outbreak continues, Catholics have sought to provide aid and pastoral care to those threatened by its spread. In mainland China, the death toll of coronavirus has reached 1,771, and more than 70,600 have been infected in the country.