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Can religion hold a dialogue with communism?

HEBEI (UCAN): An agreement China and the Vatican signed in September 2018 is nearing the…

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Under cover of Covid-19 China pushes sinicisation programme

Michael Sainsbury It seems increasingly clear that the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will leverage the closure of churches due Read more

China found among worst offenders of religious freedom

WASHINGTON (CNS): The latest annual Report on International Religious Freedom by the State Department of the United States (US) designated Read more

China’s official Church installs fifth underground bishop
After the public installation of Bishop Ma on July 9. Photo: UCAN/supplied

HONG KONG (UCAN): A fifth bishop of the unofficial Church in China, Bishop Paul Ma Cunguo of Shuozhou was officially Read more

Rise in human trafficking amid Covid-19 pandemic
Chains wrapped around the wrists of a man illustrate trafficking and enslavement. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): As governments and world leaders struggle to contain the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, they must also work harder Read more

In the same storm but not all in same boat
People wearing face masks line up and wait to enter a pharmacy in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on July 21. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): Humana Communitas’ in the Age of Pandemic, a new, eight-page reflection the Pontifical Academy for Life, notes that Read more

Justice and dignity not the privilege of the rich
Women religious from around the world gathered in Rome in 2019 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Talitha Kum, an international network of religious women fighting human trafficking. Photo: CNS/courtesy International Union of Superiors General

VATICAN (CNS): “The principle of profit maximisation, isolated from all other considerations, leads to a model of exclusion that violently Read more

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After the public installation of Bishop Ma on July 9. Photo: UCAN/supplied
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China’s official Church installs fifth underground bishop

HONG KONG (UCAN): A fifth bishop of the unofficial Church in China, Bishop Paul Ma…

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New bishop for Church in Mongolia
Father Marengo. Photo: UCAN/Facebook page of mongolialive.com

ULAANBAATAR (UCAN): Pope Francis appointed Italian Father Giorgio Marengo of the Consolata Missionaries or the Institutum Missionum a Consolata (IMC), Read more

New bishop for Sorsogon ordained by Cardinal Tagle
Bishop Dialogo sheds tears before the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia during his episcopal ordination at Manila Cathedral on December 12. Photo: UCAN/Roy Lagarde

MANILA (UCAN): Father Jose Alan Dialogo, was ordained a bishop by Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of Manila, at an ordination Read more

First bishop ordained since Sino-Vatican deal

HONG KONG (UCAN): Father Anthony Yao Shun of the Diocese of Jining, Inner Mongolia, was ordained at the Our Lady Read more

China bishop refuses to ban children from church
Bishop Julius Jia circa 2005. file photo: CNS/UCAN

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop Julius Jia Zhiguo of Zhengding of the unofficial Church in China’s Hebei province, refused to sign Read more

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Bishop Su. File photo: UCAN
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Missing Chinese bishop feared dead

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop James Su Zhimin of the unofficial Church in Baoding, Hebei province,…

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Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines lists online Masses

HONG KONG (SE): Tthe Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines published a list of online Masses in various parishes across Read more

China installs another Vatican mandated bishop
Bishops and priests pose for a photograph after the public installation of Bishop Li of Fengxiang on June 22 in front of St. Joseph's Cathedral. Photo: UCAN/supplied

HONG KONG (UCAN): In the second such significant incident in two weeks, China’s state-sanctioned Catholic Church approved and installed Bishop Read more

Chinese bishop detained again

Bishop Augustine Cui Tai HONG KONG (UCAN): Chinese authorities arrested the ailing 70-year-old Bishop Augustine Cui Tai, coadjutor bishop of Read more

Bishops unsurprised by Filipino distrust of China

MANILA (UCAN): At least two Philippine bishops have expressed agreement with the result of a November 20 survey that shows Read more

New rules could cripple China Church’s film and television work

HONG KONG (UCAN): China’s National Administration of Radio and Television banned filming 20 categories of content including material promoting fabricated Read more

China’s official Church installs fifth underground bishop
After the public installation of Bishop Ma on July 9. Photo: UCAN/supplied

HONG KONG (UCAN): A fifth bishop of the unofficial Church in China, Bishop Paul Ma Cunguo of Shuozhou was officially Read more

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A hydrographical and chorographical chart of the Philippines, with inset detail, produced by cartographer, Jesuit Father Pedro Murillo Velarde; engraver, Nicolás de la Cruz Bagay, and artist, Francisco Suarez (1696-1753) and published in Manila in 1734. Public domain
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United States and China spar over the Philippines

The fisherfolk of Masinloc and Sta. Cruz, Zambales, have fished Scarborough Shoal for generations. However,…

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The racism that surrounds us
New York City police officers and protestors embrace during a demonstration on June 2, following the death of George Floyd. Photo: CNS/,Reuters

The world is once again seeing the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the Read more

The three great catastrophes facing humankind
Rescued and safe at the Preda Girls Home. Photo: Preda Foundation

There are three deadly catastrophic events engulfing the world as you read this. None of us can ignore these realities Read more

Vietnam told to sue China over marine incursions

HANOI (UCAN): “We strongly condemn China’s illegal actions (in Vietnam’s waters and islands),” a group of eight civil society and Read more

Bishops unsurprised by Filipino distrust of China

MANILA (UCAN): At least two Philippine bishops have expressed agreement with the result of a November 20 survey that shows Read more

Around the traps: News in Brief

Deporting Guatemalans has spread Covid-19 report says WASHINGTON (CNS): A report by the Washington-based Refugees International organisation charges the immigration Read more

Court dashes Trump’s plan to end youth migrant programme
DACA protesters hold signs outside the US Supreme Court in 2019. Photo: CNS/Reuters

WASHINGTON (CNS): On June 18, the United States (US) Supreme Court ruled against efforts by the administration of the president, Read more

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Bishops and priests pose for a photograph after the public installation of Bishop Li of Fengxiang on June 22 in front of St. Joseph's Cathedral. Photo: UCAN/supplied
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China installs another Vatican mandated bishop

HONG KONG (UCAN): In the second such significant incident in two weeks, China’s state-sanctioned Catholic…

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Third Catholic bishop installed in state ceremony
After the installation of Bishop Peter Lin Jiashan, on June 9. Photo: Ethnic and Religious Affairs Department of Fujian

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop Peter Lin Jiashan, the 83-year-old bishop of the unofficial community in Fuzhou, Fujian province, was installed Read more

Time for pope to review China deal?

by Michael Sainsbury With every passing week, there is a new story about the increasing repression of mainland China’s Catholics—as Read more

First bishop ordained since Sino-Vatican deal

HONG KONG (UCAN): Father Anthony Yao Shun of the Diocese of Jining, Inner Mongolia, was ordained at the Our Lady Read more

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