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Amidst Tension, Pope Francis Reaches Out To Chinese Catholics

AP | Posted 05.22.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has issued his first appeal directed at Catholics in China, long the source of concern for his predecessor Benedict XVI. ...

Can Pope Francis And Xi Jinping Normalize Vatican-China Relations?

David Gosset | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
David Gosset

By reopening the contacts between the Catholic Church and China, Francis and Xi Jinping would not only revive one of the most significant moments of the dialogue between civilizations but they would also contribute to the solidarity and unity of mankind.

China Maintains Hard Line On Ties With Vatican

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion

BEIJING -- China congratulated former Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio on Thursday on his election as pope, but said establishing formal relations w...

China vs The Vatican On Bishop's Ordination

AP | Posted 07.06.2012 | Religion

BEIJING -- China has ordained a bishop in the state-run Catholic church despite Vatican protests that he lacked papal approval. The official China Ne...

China Vows To Ordain Bishops Without Vatican's OK

Posted 08.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service (RNS) In a move likely to aggravate tensions with the Vatican, China's state-run Catholic church announced ...

Pope Prays For Chinese Bishops

AP | Posted 07.18.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday urged bishops in China to remain loyal to Rome, speaking out in the latest round in the Vatican's ...

Vatican Honors Chinese Catholic Layman

AP | By VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican has put a Chinese Catholic scholar who lived nearly five centuries ago on track for beatification, a move intended to rais...

Pope Appeals To China Over Naming Of Bishops

Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican on Thursday (April 14) lamented China's interference with the Roman Catholic...

Vatican, Chinese Catholics Clash Over New Bishop

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis Wong Religion News Service HONG KONG -- Vatican and Hong Kong cardinals criticized the official Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association for...