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by Jose Torres, Jr. Manila, Philippines, Oct 27, 2021 / 11:05 am Chinese authorities have kidnapped Catholic Bishop Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou, according to a report by AsiaNews on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The report said the 58-year-old prelate was taken by authorities “on vacation,” adding that it was not the

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Oct 18, 2021 / 15:01 pm The Chinese Communist Party is targeting organized religion as a threat – even seeking to “change” or “transform” it into a loyal party apparatus, a panel of foreign policy experts said on Monday. The party, which “historically managed religion”

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Sep 8, 2021 / 08:00 am A new bishop of Wuhan, China, was ordained Wednesday under the terms of the Vatican-China agreement, a Vatican spokesman has confirmed. Bishop Francis Cui Qingqi, 57, is the sixth bishop to be consecrated in China since the Holy See

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Aug 13, 2021 / 12:00 pm Catholic dioceses across China hosted celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) this year, while pilgrimages to China’s national Marian shrine were forbidden. “Every community, every diocese has done congresses, performances, theaters, and even pilgrimages

by Christine Rousselle Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2021 / 13:00 pm Warning: graphic and disturbing content below. Reader discretion is advised. A two-time survivor of China’s detention camps in Xinjiang described suffering physical and sexual violence at the hands of camp guards, in her July 14 testimony at an international

On July 9 the Church celebrates the feast of the 120 Martyrs of China. Religious persecution has a long history in China, especially persecution of Christians, thousands of whom have died for their faith in the last millennium. On October 1, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonised 120 men, women,

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jun 25, 2021 / 05:45 am A senior Vatican official said Friday that he and many of his colleagues at the Secretariat of State have yet to be convinced that speaking out on the situation in Hong Kong “would make any difference whatever.” When Archbishop

by CNA Staff Washington D.C., May 20, 2021 / 17:01 pm America/Denver (CNA). The chair of the US bishops’ international justice and peace committee on Thursday called for participation in the prayer octave for the Church in China urged by Charles Maung Cardinal Bo of Yangon. In 2007, Benedict designated

Washington D.C., May 18, 2021 / 17:00 pm America/Denver (CNA). Congressional leaders called for a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics – if they are held as scheduled in Beijing – due to the ongoing “genocide” against Uyghurs in China. “In granting Beijing host status for the Olympic Games, we

Washington D.C., Mar 30, 2021 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- After China announced retaliatory sanctions against U.S. human rights advocates this weekend, advocates responded they would not be silent about the “genocide” in Xinjiang. “The Chinese government’s baseless sanctions on U.S. and foreign government officials who advocate for human rights