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Jun 8, 2018 - 03:39 pm .- The sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in China's Henan province is a popular pilgrimage site for many Catholics, where thousands have journeyed since its founding in 1903 to pray and walk the shrine’s Way of the Cross.
May 23, 2018 - 04:29 pm .- Amid reports that China may be considering putting an end to its two-child policy, experts are questioning the extent of a possible law change, and the effects it would have.
May 10, 2018 - 10:29 am .- The bishops of the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan, arrived in Rome earlier this week ahead of meetings with the pope and other Vatican officials – the first such visit in 10 years, and their first meeting with Francis since his election.
Apr 4, 2018 - 04:15 pm .- As the Holy See reportedly negotiates a deal with the government of mainland China,  some Catholic residents of a town in the country's Hebei province are raising concerns over the anticipated agreement.
Mar 28, 2018 - 01:00 pm .- A Catholic bishop has been released by Chinese authorities after a short detention, but they have ordered him not to officiate as a bishop while celebrating Mass because he is not recognized by the government.
Mar 28, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- If Vatican-brokered agreements negotiated under his leadership are any indication, it seems clear that when a deal is on the table, Pope Francis usually tries to take it.
Mar 23, 2018 - 05:00 am .- Cardinal John Tong Hon has voiced support for a proposed deal on the appointment of bishops between the Vatican and China, saying he believes the Chinese government has generally become more tolerant, and an accord would help bring further openness and unity to the Church.
Mar 8, 2018 - 08:54 pm .- Vatican diplomats’ efforts to reach an agreement with the Chinese government would turn bishops into government officials who cannot adequately shepherd their flock, Cardinal Joseph Zen has said.
Mar 2, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- At the Chinese Communist Party’s 19th National Party Congress in October 2017, the country’s president, Xi Jinping, promised to “sinicize religions” in the country.
Feb 28, 2018 - 09:56 am .- In a recent blog post Cardinal Joseph Zen has issued another harsh critique of the rumored Vatican-China deal on the appointment of bishops, calling it an act of “suicide” and a “shameless surrender” to the communist government.
Feb 14, 2018 - 11:06 am .- A missionary priest and expert on the Church in China has expressed cautioun, and a limited optimism, about a rumored agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops.
Feb 9, 2018 - 02:13 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Zen again had harsh words for the Vatican on Friday, saying that the proposed deal between the Vatican and the Chinese government-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association was not in the best interests of Chinese Catholics.
Feb 6, 2018 - 04:40 pm .- A possible Vatican agreement with the Chinese government has prompted feelings of unease and fears of betrayal, Cardinal Joseph Zen has warned in a strong statement continuing his criticism of negotiations.  
Feb 6, 2018 - 03:01 pm .-  In the Vatican, there is a saying about China: “China has the sharp end of the stick. Any time the Holy See extends the hand to hold it, it gets the sharp end of the stick, and its hand bleeds.”
Feb 6, 2018 - 02:01 pm .- A Chinese newspaper with close ties to the nation's communist party has added its voice to the discussion of a possible agreement with the Vatican on the appointment of bishops.
Feb 6, 2018 - 12:45 pm .- The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences has said that China is exercising global moral leadership in the principles of Catholic social teaching and defense of human dignity.
Feb 3, 2018 - 01:25 pm .- Several sources familiar with a proposed deal between the Chinese government and the Holy See have said the landmark agreement is not only a possibility, but an “imminent” certainty that could come to fruition as early as this spring.
Jan 29, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said proposals aimed at reconciling the Catholic Church in China and the government-backed Patriotic Catholic Association so concerned him that he traveled to Rome for a personal meeting with Pope Francis.
Jan 23, 2018 - 03:48 pm .- The Vatican’s efforts to resolve the split between underground Chinese bishops and the government-recognized Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association face another challenge, as an aging bishop faithful to Rome has reportedly declined a Vatican request to retire, to be replaced by a bishop favored by the Chinese government.
Nov 17, 2017 - 12:15 am .- Fr. Joseph of Jesus is a Chinese priest, faithful to the Catholic Church. Life is not easy for Catholics in China. Those who adhere to Rome are persecuted by the Chinese government, which only grants freedom of worship to those belonging to the state-controlled Patriotic Church.