China

Chinese Catholics pray during Mass in 2007 at St. Francis Cathedral in Xi'an. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
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The Vatican expressed "grave concern" on Monday for a Chinese bishop who it says was "forcibly removed" from his office several weeks ago and whose whereabouts are unknown.
In this July 30, 2015, file photo, a parishioner walks past the altar as members of Lower Dafei Catholic Church hold an impromptu prayer vigil as they wait for Chinese officials to arrive and cut down their church's cross in Lower Dafei Village near Wenzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang Province. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
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The German ambassador to China called on authorities to end the apparent confinement of a Catholic bishop.
Women take selfies with Carrie Lam on March 27, the day after she was elected Hong Kong's Chief Executive. Lam was chosen as Hong Kong's new leader in the first such vote since 2014, when pro-democracy protests erupted over the semi-autonomous Chinese city's election system. (CNS photo/Tyrone Siu, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuJune 02, 2017
The political mandate for Hong Kong's chief executive comes from China, and Ms. Lam has a record of pushing policies favored by Beijing.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermottJune 02, 2017
George “Jerry” Martinson, S.J., was one of the most significant Jesuits to work in China since World War II and almost certainly the most well known.
A girl looks at a Bible during Mass in 2016 at a Beijing cathedral. As young people move to cities, Catholic grandparents in rural areas are passing on the faith to their grandchildren. (CNS photo/How Hwee Young, EPA)
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When Ian Johnson first went to China as a student three decades ago, he pronounced religion there “dead.”

Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuApril 28, 2017
Forty years after the end of the Cultural Revolution, schoolchildren in China are once again being mobilized for an anti-espionage drive reminiscent of the Mao era.