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China focus of centenary event in the Vatican

The Lord has safeguarded the faith of the people of God in China, Pope Francis said in a video message to people taking part in an international conference in Rome yesterday. Source: CNS.


Hong Kong Cardinal makes second ‘bridge-building’ trip to China 

Hong Kong bishop Cardinal Stephen Chow has paid another “bridge-building” trip to dioceses in mainland China, about a year after his historic visit to Beijing on a similar mission. Source: UCA News.

Bible China

Chinese Christian jailed for ‘illegally’ selling bibles

A court in China’s Inner Mongolia province has sentenced a Christian to five years imprisonment for alleged illegal sales of bibles on behalf of a house church not affiliated with a state-run body. Source: UCA News.

China Pope Francis

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.

China East Asia

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.

China Peace Vatican

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.