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.

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Catholic Leaders, Human Rights Activists Support Hong Kong Cardinal as His Trial Begins

Sep 26, 2022

As Cardinal Joseph Zen begins his trial in Hong Kong, a number of Catholic leaders and human rights activists have come out with statements of support for the 90-year-old bishop emeritus.

Congolese civil rights attorney Hervé Diakiese Kyungu testifying on July 14, 2022, at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C. on the use of child labor in China-backed cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Screenshot from YouTube video

Thousands of Child Workers in DR Congo Exploited in China-backed Cobalt Mines: Testimony

Jul 16, 2022

The mines “are often no more than narrow shafts dug into the ground, which is why children are recruited — and in many cases forced — to descend into them," one witness said.

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014. Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Vatican Following News of the Arrest of Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong "with concern"

May 11, 2022

The Holy See said it was ‘following the development of the situation with extreme attention.’

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Vatican and China Renew Provisional Agreement on Appointment of Bishops

Oct 22, 2020

The Vatican and China have renewed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops for two more years, the Holy See announced Thursday.

Peter Cardinal Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. / Lee Ferris/Mount Saint Mary's College.

COVID-19 Isn’t “divine castigation of humanity”: Ghanaian Cardinal

Jul 21, 2020

The Vatican-based Ghanaian Cardinal has said the COVID-19 pandemic that countries around the globe are struggling to contain is not any punishment from God.