Posts Tagged ‘China’

China backs international fight against global organ trafficking Comments 0

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

China is backing enhanced international collaboration to help fight global organ trafficking. At an organ trafficking summit at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences this week, Wang Haibo said global collaboration could start with sharing information and developing a coding system. Wang, who is head of the China Organ Transplant Response System, suggested China’s organ Read more

Cardinal Zen is just wrong Comments 0

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
Vatican China

Cardinal Zen would do well to take a short course in Catholic history. In what is both false and misleading, Cardinal Zen keeps repeating the claim that the Vatican’s behavior in its relations with Beijing on the appointment of bishops in China is “unprecedented.” It is not and it is false to claim it is Read more

Beijing-Vatican deal not normal: Cardinal Zen rebuts Kelly Comments 0

Monday, February 19th, 2018
Cardinal Zen

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kuin, 86, sits down for lunch. Chatting and smiling, he lists the options for main course at a private dining room in Bishop Lei International House, a church-owned hotel founded originally as a school for the De La Salle brothers. It’s perched high in the Mid-Levels of Hong Kong Island, high but Read more

The Vatican – China bishops kerfuffle Comments 0

Monday, February 19th, 2018
Vatican China

What is happening right now is no way unprecedented in recent Catholic history in China. Moral outrage and high emotion are a potent cocktail. Such is what is reverberating around the world right now about the Vatican’s moves to replace two bishops in China. The events have triggered reports and comments in the Catholic media Read more

Hong Kong Catholics oppose Vatican’s Beijing deal Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Hong Kong Catholics held an all-night prayer vigil to protest a proposed deal between the Vatican and Beijing. More than 200 people gathered to voice their concerns over a deal they say will “sell out” faithful Chinese Catholics. “It’s a precarious situation. There’s a real danger of division,” a priest said. Those attending the vigil Read more

Chinese Catholic bishop willing to stand down Comments 0

Monday, February 12th, 2018

A Chinese Catholic bishop, Guo Xijin, says he will step down in favour of Communist-approved bishops. Guo is one of the “underground” bishops — recognized by the Church but not by Chinese authorities — who have been asked by the Vatican to step down. He will be replaced by a Communist-approved bishop. Guo currently lives Read more

Vatican-China Bishop-appointment deal concerns Comments 1

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Chinese Catholics who belong to the country’s underground churches are worried. They think the Vatican and Chinese government’s plan to sign an agreement about appointing bishops will mean legitimate bishops will have to step down in favour of state-appointed ones. The agreement, which is only “a few months” away, would allow the Vatican to help Read more

Chinese paid to swap crucifixes for President’s portrait Comments 2

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s portrait is replacing crucifixes and other religious images in parts of China. A priest says removing the Christian images involved officials giving money to poor households in return for hanging Xi’s portrait. Officials from China’s Yugan County in eastern Jiangxi province say Christians have “recognised their mistakes and decided not to Read more

China’s president trying to control religion Comments 0

Monday, October 30th, 2017

China’s President Xi Jinping says he wants to make the country’s many religions more Chinese-oriented by instilling socialist core values. Speaking at the country’s five-yearly Communist Party conference, Xi said religion poses threats to national security. He told the conference that separatism promoted under the guise of religion would not be tolerated. Although China officially Read more

Children banned from going to church in China Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Children have been banned from attending church in China, even with their parents. The decision to ban them was made by four regional governments. Unapproved Catholic and Protestant churches in China are also being investigated at present. Read more Related Posts:Possible landmark China and Vatican deal…Pope Francis could “sell out”…Police raid underground Catholic churchReligious gatherings Read more