The head of a Marian statue stands among the ruins of Qianwang Catholic Church in Shandong province after it was demolished in August 2018. Photo: UCAN/supplied
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Sinicisation seminar divides priests in Shandong provinces

HONG KONG (UCAN): Shandong’s Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA) and provincial Church Affairs Committee (CAC)…

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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 war on religion backfires in light of Wuhan coronavirus crisis
Hankou Railway Station is closed after the city was locked down following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, China. Photo: CNS/China Daily via Reutersa

by Michael Sainsbury China’s respiratory virus emergency (Novel coronavirus 2019-CoV) has quickly escalated into a full blown and so far Read more

China bans Christian funerals

WENZHOU (UCAN): Christian funerals have been banned in some areas of China as the government begins to enforce a set 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

Can religion hold a dialogue with communism?
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HEBEI (UCAN): An agreement China and the Vatican signed in September 2018 is nearing the end of its two-year term. Read more

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

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop James Su Zhimin of the unofficial Church in Baoding, Hebei province, who was last seen at Read more

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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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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…

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Can religion hold a dialogue with communism?
Photo: UCAN/pxfuel.com

HEBEI (UCAN): An agreement China and the Vatican signed in September 2018 is nearing the end of its two-year term. 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

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

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop James Su Zhimin of the unofficial Church in Baoding, Hebei province, who was last seen at 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

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

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop James Su Zhimin of the unofficial Church in Baoding, Hebei province, who was last seen at Read more

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

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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

Can religion hold a dialogue with communism?
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HEBEI (UCAN): An agreement China and the Vatican signed in September 2018 is nearing the end of its two-year term. 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

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