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Catholic Church in China

A worshiper waves the flag of China as Pope Francis leaves following the weekly general audience on June 12, 2019, at St. Peter's square in the Vatican. | Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images

Vatican Says China Violated Terms of Agreement with Bishop Installation

Nov 26, 2022

The Vatican said on Saturday that Chinese authorities had violated the terms stipulated in its provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops.

Cardinal Joseph Zen. | Yung Chi Wai Derek/Shutterstock.

Hong Kong Cardinal's Second Day in Court: Magistrate Rules There is Sufficient Evidence

Sep 28, 2022

On Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Zen’s second day in court in Hong Kong, five witnesses were cross-examined and the magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence to justify a trial.

St. Francis Xavier statue in front St. Joseph Cathedral in Beijing, China, February 25, 2016. Shutterstock

Pope Francis Has Asked Catholics to Say This Prayer May 24: Our Lady, Help of Christians

May 23, 2022

In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed May 24, the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, to be a World Day of Prayer for the Church in China, which venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary under that title as the country's patroness.