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50 pro-democracy figures arrested in Hong Kong clampdown

Human Rights Watch says mass arrests remove 'the remaining veneer of democracy in the city' Union of Catholic Asian News, January 6, 2021 John Clancey, a Hong Kong solicitor and American citizen, is led away by police after he was arrested under a new national security law in Hong Kong on... read more

The Vatican-China Agreement: When the Music Stops

Pope Francis has made a bad deal with the Chinese government. The agreement reached with mainland authorities is not helping Catholics and other Christians as much as even its architects’ attenuated hopes warranted. It has hamstrung the Church and muted her moral witness at a crucial time. By... read more

Nuns arrested as Beijing turns up heat on Church in Hong Kong

Senior clerics see the arrests as a sign China wants to shut the unofficial Vatican mission in Hong Kong, where the two nuns work. As Beijing tightens control of the city, the local diocese has also moved to rein in pro-democracy voices in its flock. By Greg Torode, Reuters, December 30,... read more
The episcopal ordination of Thomas Chen Tianhao on Nov. 23, 2020.

Chinese Patriotic Association Announces Ordination of New Bishop

Initial media reports said that this could be considered the first episcopal ordination to have taken place using the rubrics laid out in the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See. By Catholic News Agency, November 24, 2020 QINGDAO, China — The Chinese Patriotic Association... read more

Catholic historian: If Cdl. Zen rightly criticizes Vatican Ostpolitik, why not ‘catastrophic’ Vatican II?

‘The Ostpolitik that Cardinal Zen criticizes, is, in fact, fruit of the Second Vatican Council. This is historical evidence that does not admit denials.’ By Roberto de Mattei August 21, 2020 (Rorate Caeli) — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is an eminent prelate who sincerely loves his... read more

Pope Francis’s Silence on Xinjiang Speaks Volumes

By Benedict Rogers, foreign Policy, July 29, 2020 A pope dedicated to human rights has said nothing on China, thanks to a secret deal with Beijing. This month, the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews wrote a most courageous letter to the Chinese ambassador in... read more

Communism is a Religion Made for Atheists

The horrors perpetrated upon humanity by atheists are unparalleled. By Angelo Stagnaro, National Catholic Register, February 26, 2020 It seems to have become fashionable again to believe that communism, of all things, is the answer to all of man’s woes. In the 20th and 21st centuries,... 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