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Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou in China

Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou in China

Holy See: 'Profoundly saddened by forcible removal of Chinese bishop'

26/06/2017 13:00

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, on Monday made a declaration regarding the case of Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou in China, who was "forcibly removed from his episcopal see some time ago"

 

Rescue workers search for victims of a landslide in Xinmo village in southwestern China

Rescue workers search for victims of a landslide in Xinmo village in southwestern China

Pope prays for victims of landslide tragedy in China

25/06/2017 14:00

Pope Francis has expressed his closeness and grief for the victims of a landslide that engulfed a village in Sichuan province in south-western China. He was speaking on Sunday after the recitation of the Angelus in St. Peters’ Square.

 

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, has clarified the Vatican has not authorised any episcopal ordinations in Continental China.

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, has clarified the Vatican has not authorised any episcopal ordinations in Continental China.

Holy See reiterates no China episcopal ordinations authorised

07/11/2016 14:53

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, has clarified the Vatican has not authorised any episcopal ordinations in Continental China.

 

Pope Francis and Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin (L)

Pope Francis and Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin (L)

Vatican Sec of State hopes for improved diplomatic relations with China

27/08/2016 12:00

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, expressed his ‘hopes and expectations for new developments and a new season in relations between the Apostolic See and China’ in a speech on Saturday at the diocesan seminary in Pordenone

 

Children participate in Mass at Catholic church in Beijing

Children take part in a procession for Mass at a Catholic church in Beijing.

Conference addresses challenges facing Christianity in China

25/07/2016 07:30

The future of Christianity in China has been the focus of a four day conference which concluded in Hong Kong on Saturday. Philippa Hitchen has been following the conference and sent this final report.

President Xi Jinping of China- file photo

President Xi Jinping of China- file photo

Crackdown on human rights in China

05/07/2016 15:52

 A new report has been released by the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission entitled:  “The Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2013-2016”.

Matteo Ricci

Matteo Ricci

Matteo Ricci: legendary figure in China

23/05/2016 03:00

(Vatican Radio ) Tuesday 24th of May marks the twenty- fourth 'World Day of Prayer for the Church in China'. To mark this special day we take a look at the figure of Matteo Ricci, a legendary figure Pope Francis mentioned while flying back from his Apostolic journey to Korea back in 2014.