People's Republic of China - Latest News
Aug 10, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- Officials in an autonomous region of northwest mainland China intended to demolish a mosque on Friday, but were met by hundreds of protesters. The move comes amid a nation-wide effort to clamp down on free religious expression.
Jul 2, 2018 - 05:29 pm .- The Catholic Church in Hong Kong is called to speak out in case of injustices, but it does not compete with the government, the bishop of the Chinese territory told CNA on the occasion of his ad limina visit to Rome.
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 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.
Apr 3, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A Chinese government official who oversees religious affairs said Tuesday that government restrictions on bishop appointments are not a violation of religious freedom, as he emphasized that religions in China must “adapt to socialist society.”
Mar 27, 2018 - 11:53 am .- Police have detained a Catholic bishop at the center of controversy over a possible agreement between the Vatican and China.
Mar 6, 2018 - 05:08 pm .- This month’s meeting of China’s National People’s Congress, convened March 5, will likely confirm a constitutional change eliminating term limits and allowing President Xi Jinping to stay in power beyond 2023.
Feb 25, 2018 - 04:07 pm .- Although China expanded its former one child policy to a limit of two children per family in 2015, decades of government-enforced population control have left China with significant gender and age imbalances that have far reaching societal consequences, including a rise in sex trafficking and elderly suicide, according to a Chinese pro-life advocate.
Nov 21, 2017 - 12:00 pm .- Relations with mainland China have long been an interest for the Holy See, and the Vatican Museums have now partnered with a Chinese cultural institute in hopes of building stronger ties with the country through art.
Oct 6, 2017 - 01:01 pm .- The Trump administration should act to address “severe violations of religious freedom” in China, a bipartisan congressional commission said Thursday.
Jul 19, 2017 - 12:08 pm .- As the Catholic Church in China journeys toward a normalized relationship with the Holy See, one priest in dialogue with Chinese bishops has seen vast improvement in openness and dialogue on the part of leaders, both in the patriotic and underground Churches.
May 24, 2017 - 12:43 pm .- As Chinese Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Cardinal Joseph Zen has asked for prayers on behalf of Christians in the country, who often face difficulty and even persecution for their faith.
May 11, 2016 - 12:02 am .- A new phase in relations between the Holy See and mainland China could begin with a new vacancy in the apostolic nunciature now based in Taiwan.
Jan 25, 2016 - 03:05 pm .- The dark nature of abortion and choice come into sharp relief when considering the human rights abuses which result from forced abortions in mainland China, according to one pro-life activist.
Aug 7, 2015 - 12:04 am .- In mainland China's first episcopal consecration since 2012, a priest was consecrated a bishop in the cathedral of Anyang on Tuesday. His appointment was agreed upon by both the Vatican and the Chinese government.
Feb 5, 2015 - 12:03 am .- Despite the recent death of a long-imprisoned Chinese bishop, there are mixed signals suggesting the People's Republic of China wills an improved relationship with the Holy See.
Dec 12, 2014 - 12:55 pm .- Following the reception of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by two south Asians this week, Pope Francis has praised Nobel laureates' efforts for peace but chose not to meet with the Dalai Lama, who won the prize in 1989.