Posts Tagged ‘China’s underground church’

Vatican mishandling China Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The Vatican is mishandling China and the recent agreement between the Vatican and China is a step toward the “annihilation” of the church in China, says Cardinal Joseph Zen. Zen, who is the former bishop of Hong Kong, says the distinction between the underground Church and the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association has not been eradicated. Read more

Chinese Catholics resist religious oppression Comments 0

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Chinese Catholics are resisting Beijing’s campaign to restrict religious freedom. As the law forbids minors from entering places of worship, Catholics are “reinventing” their homes as temporary “churches” for services that can include the whole family. “Each family is continuing its faith activities at home and maintaining its strong bonds with God,” says a young 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