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Vatican-China deal - Latest News
Sep 28, 2020 - 04:40 pm .- In an exclusive interview with CNA ahead of his visit to the Vatican this week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he plans to discuss human rights abuses in China, and urge Vatican officials to speak about religious persecution there.
Sep 22, 2020 - 11:30 am .- A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has underscored the country’s insistence that Taiwan not be recognized as a sovereign nation in response to a question on the island democracy’s relations with the Holy See.
Sep 18, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- Reflecting Friday on the state of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted that the human rights situation in China has deteriorated in recent years, and that the “moral witness” of the Vatican in support of religious believers is sorely needed.
Sep 17, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- A dramatic diplomatic maneuver from the Trump administration could strengthen Rome’s hand with China, and rebalance the relationship between all three powers. The pivot point is Taiwan.
Sep 17, 2020 - 06:10 am .- State-sponsored hackers targeted Vatican computer networks just weeks before the provisional agreement between China and the Holy See is due to be renewed, according to a report released Tuesday.
Sep 15, 2020 - 01:15 pm .- Religious freedom must be the result of any renewed Vatican agreement with China, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom emphasized on Tuesday, noting that underground Catholics in the country remained “persecuted.”
Sep 15, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that it has received assurances from the Vatican regarding the renewal of the Vatican-China deal.
Sep 14, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Vatican expects to renew its interim deal with China on the appointment of bishops, as part of efforts to “normalize” the life of the Catholic Church in China, Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said Monday.
Sep 10, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A spokesman for China’s foreign ministry said Thursday that China’s interim deal with the Vatican has been “implemented successfully.”
Sep 2, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- While the last two years have failed to deliver any measurable progress on the Vatican’s priorities, the status quo of all-dialogue-and-no-delivery has strengthened China’s position over the Church.
Aug 27, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Holy See faces mounting criticism for its silence on human rights abuses in China ahead of the expected renewal of the controversial 2018 agreement. But is the Vatican’s silence strategic, and if so, is the strategy working?
Aug 26, 2020 - 05:07 pm .- One of the featured speakers at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 26 will be Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese lawyer and human rights advocate who has been an outspoken critic of the Chinese government— particularly its policy of forced abortions and sterilizations.
Jul 30, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The fate of a long-imprisoned Catholic bishop in China was the focus of a congressional hearing on Thursday, amid growing concern he may have died in the custody of the Communist government.
Jul 29, 2020 - 07:15 am .- State-sponsored hackers have reportedly targeted Vatican computer networks in an attempt to give China an advantage in negotiations to renew a provisional deal with the Holy See.  
Jul 24, 2020 - 06:00 am .- With negotiations ongoing for an extension of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, the fate of Vatican-Taiwan relations may prove inextricable from the future of the deal - and of the Church in China.
Jul 23, 2020 - 06:00 am .- As the Vatican and China negotiate an extension of the controversial 2018 deal, the Diocese of Hong Kong is at the center of an ecclesiastical and diplomatic minefield.
Jul 22, 2020 - 07:30 am .- While Catholic China watchers have long focused on the ongoing human rights crisis in the country, broader media attention has fallen on the issue just weeks before the controversial Vatican-China deal is set for renewal.
Jun 9, 2020 - 07:30 am .- With the Vatican’s interim deal with the Chinese government due to expire in September, an archbishop who helped to negotiate the agreement said this week that he believes it should be renewed for one or two more years.
May 24, 2020 - 05:45 am .- Pope Francis Sunday entrusted China to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and asked all people to pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the most populated country in the world.
Mar 5, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- In a video released on Thursday by Vatican Media, Pope Francis announced that his prayer intention for the month of March is for “the unity of Christians in China.”

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