07.21.2020 The Chinese national flag flies in front of a Catholic church in Huangtugang, China, in this 2018 photo. As the Vatican-China agreement on the naming of bishops approaches two years, Beijing is still lagging behind in giving concessions compared with those made ahead of the deal by the Vatican. (CNS photo/Thomas Peter, Reuters)
The attacks came ahead of talks on renewal of a landmark 2018 deal that helped thaw diplomatic relations.
Gerard O’Connell July 02, 2020
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has appealed to Christians and all people of faith “to pray for Hong Kong” following the imposition by China of a new national security law.
Catholic News Service July 01, 2020
"If right and proper words were considered against their law, I will endure all the suing, trials and arrests. Numerous predecessors have endured similarly," the 88-year-old cardinal said.
A file photo shows a priest hearing confession at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. The Chinese government said that in addition to meeting health requirements after the COVID-19 outbreak, priests must "preach on patriotism" as a condition for reopening their churches. (CNS photo/Damir Sagolj, Reuters)
Catholic News Service June 11, 2020
Bishop Peter Lin Jiashan was officially installed as head of the Fuzhou Diocese in Fujian province. Since 1997, Bishop Lin had refused to register with the government, and thus had not been recognized by Chinese authorities.
Despite the pandemic and the mainland Chinese government's disapproval, Catholics in Hong Kong will commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre with special Masses.
Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton, England, is urging the British government to protest the Chinese government's violations of the 1997 Sino-British Joint Declaration meant to protect democratic freedoms in Hong Kong.