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Chinese oppression ‘worse than US reported

'Christians want international community to pay attention to China's religious and human rights situation UCA News reporter, China, May 5, 2020 Chinese Christians have welcomed a damning US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report but said religious oppression in China... read more

China, churches to remain closed throughout May, all Marian pilgrimages canceled

By Zhen Li, AisiaNew.it, April 28, 2020 The Patriotic Association and the Council of Chinese Bishops give the order to "suspend" the reopening of the churches; "Suspend" all pilgrimage activities; "Postpone" the reopening of schools in religious institutes and seminaries. To combat the... read more

Vatican snubs Taiwan but thanks Communist China for medical supplies

The Holy See praised the Chinese government while ignoring a gift of 280K medical masks from the Taiwanese people By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSite News, April 17, 2020 EST Although both Communist China and Taiwan have donated much-needed medical supplies to the Vatican as the coronavirus has... read more

Catholic Schools, Kindergartens Shut Down in Hebei Province

To stifle faith in the cradle, the CCP bans church-run education of children, implements measures to prevent minors from having any contacts with churches. By Yang Xiangwen, Bitterwinter.org, April 8, 2020 The Chinese government doesn’t tolerate church-established schools, because it... read more

DOUBLING DOWN ON A BAD DEAL

By George Weigel, First Things, March 11, 2020Perseverance on a difficult but noble path is a virtue. Stubbornness when confronted by irrefutable evidence of a grave mistake is a vice. The latter would seem an apt characterization of a letter sent on Ash Wednesday to the entire College of... read more

China closes places of worship in effort to contain

By Michael Sainsbury, Catholic News Service, February 25, 2020 YANGON, Myanmar -- The Chinese government has temporarily closed all of the country's places of worship in an effort to contain the COVID-19 respiratory coronavirus that has now killed almost 3,000 people, with more than 80,000... read more

Cardinal Zen: Vatican Is ‘Giving Everything’ to China’s Communists

By Thomas D. Williams, PhD., Febraury 16, 2020 ROME — Cardinal Joseph Zen said this week that the Vatican seeks compromise with China’s Communist Party (CCP), but they want “complete surrender.” Zen — the former bishop of Hong Kong — has been a vocal critic of the Vatican’s... read more
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China bans Christian funerals as new rules take effect

Regulations aim to end bad customs and establish scientific, civilized and economical funerals By UCA News reporter, February 3, 2020 Christian funerals have been banned in some areas of China as the communist government begins to enforce a set of repressive regulations on religious... read more

Rome’s Shame in China

By Robert Royal, January 13, 2020 China is a large, strange, complex, contradictory thing, even before you get to the large, strange, complex, contradictory, and murderous form of Communism that has come to dominate its various peoples. No one understands it very well. But those closest with a... read more

Vatican picks Hong Kong bishop, delays announcement

By Ed Condon, Catholic News Agency, January 17, 2020 The Holy See has delayed announcing its pick for the next bishop of Hong Kong, CNA has learned, amid concerns that local clergy and lay Catholics will see Rev. Peter Choy Wai-man as too sympathetic to the Chinese Communist government. The... read more

Mindong’s Msgr. Guo evicted from the curia: he will sleep on the street. Several priests and elderly also made homeless (Video)

by Bernardo Cervellera, Aisia News, January 16, 2020 At least five parishes have been closed, with electricity and water supplies cut off. These include Fuan, Saiqi and Suanfeng. "Fire safety" measures given as a justification, an excuse for persecution. Some priests have been kicked out. A... read more