Politics & Society News
Pope Francis has made normalizing relations with China a priority. But the Vatican and China remain at odds over the Vatican's insistence that the pope have the authority to name bishops.
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Faith News
Catholic News ServiceNovember 17, 2017
Father John, in northern China, said he felt Xi had become "another Mao" Zedong.
Hong Kong residents hold a banner that reads: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.” The Occupy Central movement was initiated as an effort to force the Hong Kong and Chinese governments to allow true democracy in the city. (CNS photo/Francis Wong)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuOctober 17, 2017
“I believe it’s essential for some people to go to jail for the sake of democracy. It will in the end strengthen the movement.”
Faith Film
America FilmsSeptember 25, 2017

Christianity has a long and storied history in China, dating back nearly 1,300 years. It’s seen periods of prosperity and also of darkness. Since the late 1970’s, sweeping changes in Chinese society have lead to a rebirth of Christianity.

Faith Features
Ian JohnsonSeptember 18, 2017
Even if relations improve with the government, the Catholic Church in China needs evangelization efforts to grow beyond a devout but tiny membership.
Politics & Society News
The ruling Communist Party is again telling members that atheism remains a core value, not to be transgressed.