Posts Tagged ‘Chinese Catholics’

China and Vatican to sign landmark deal Comments 0

Monday, September 17th, 2018

Under a new landmark deal with the Vatican, Beijing will recognise Pope Francis as the head of China’s Catholics. In return, the Vatican will recognise excommunicated Chinese bishops. The deal will end a long struggle between Beijing’s Communist rulers and the pope over who chooses the leaders of Catholicism in China. “It is a baby Read more

Could latest Beijing-Rome sparring be sign of better relations? Comments 0

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

The latest verbal sparring between Rome and Beijing could be preliminary moves in which both sides establish the ground rules for future relations. Last week, Pope Francis called on Chinese Catholics to attach themselves to “the rock of Peter on which the Church was built”. This means giving allegiance to Rome, rather than the government-sanctioned Read more

Former head of ‘underground bishops’ in China dies Comments 0

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Retired Bishop Peter Liu Guandong of Yixian, former acting president of China’s “underground” Church community’s bishops’ conference, died on October 28 at the age of 94. A report by UCA News said the Vatican-approved bishop, who escaped house arrest and lived in hiding for the last 16 years of his life, was buried in secret Read more