The Chinese national flag flies in front of a Catholic church in the village of Huangtugang, Hebei province, China. File photo: CNS/Reuters
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China tightens its grip on religion

HONG KONG (UCAN): China continues to tighten its control of religion with tough new rules…

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A cross being removed from a bell tower of Yining Catholic Church. Photo: UCAN
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China’s year of repression offers no signs of hope in 2020

by Michael Sainsbury When news began to break in early December that China’s ruling Communist…

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The statue of Mary and the Christ Child at the main altar of the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Sheshan in Shanghai, China. File photo: CNS
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Changing times for Marian devotions across China

by Michel Chambon Over the past few years, many Catholic parishes in China have repaired…

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Concerns over episcopal plans for unrecognised diocese in China

HONG KONG (UCAN): Beijing might be preparing to create a new bishop to oversee a…

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Ban on minors entering churches strictly enforced in Hebei

HONG KONG (UCAN): A recent and often ignored rule prohibiting minors from entering churches is…

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