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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.