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Pope prays for victims of earthquake in China

Pope Francis says he is “close with affection and prayer” to the people of China’s Gansu and Qinghai provinces, after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Monday. Source: Vatican News.


Beijing archbishop says building Catholic unity in China must be in line with ‘sinicisation’

Beijing Archbishop Joseph Li Shan stressed the importance of building unity between Catholics across China and Hong Kong by promoting Catholic spirituality and evangelisation efforts in line with the process of sinicisation. Source: CNA.


Pro-Beijing bishop backs China’s ‘sinicisation of religion’

A senior leader of the state-sanctioned Catholic Church in China has called on Catholics to support and advance the communist government’s controversial “sinicisation of religion” policy. Source: UCA News.

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Beijing bishop to visit Hong Kong in latest effort to promote China-Vatican relations

Beijing Bishop Joseph Li Shan will visit Hong Kong later this month, following a similar visit of Hong Kong’s Cardinal Stephen Chow to mainland China earlier this year. Source: Crux.

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Cardinal Zuppi to visit China as part of Ukraine peace mission 

Cardinal Matteo Zuppi will today begin a three-day visit to China as Pope Francis’ special envoy to seek peace in Ukraine. Source: Vatican News.

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New cardinal in Hong Kong says red hat will help ‘build bridges’ with China

Cardinal-designate Stephen Chow, who will receive his red hat from Pope Francis in late September, has voiced confidence that the honour will aid in “building bridges” between the global Church and mainland China. Source: Crux.

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Pope accepts transfer of Chinese bishop despite violation of 2018 deal

Pope Francis will recognise the transfer of a bishop in China earlier this year without his knowledge or approval despite the fact that it violates the terms of a 2018 provisional agreement on episcopal appointments. Source: Crux.


Hong Kong bishop prays for ‘mutual trust’ between Beijing and Vatican

Hong Kong Bishop Stephen Chow prayed for mutual trust between the Chinese Government and the Vatican as he offered a Mass on the Global Day of Prayer for China. Source: UCA News.

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Pray that the Gospel can be freely shared in China: Pope

Pope Francis yesterday asked Catholics to pray that the Gospel can be fully and freely shared in China. Source: CNA.