- Feb 22, 2020
A new seminary to train priests for all of Asia will open in the Chinese territory of Macau in September.
One of the Vatican’s top officials visited Sri Lanka to show solidarity with Catholics still reeling from the Easter suicide bombings that claimed more than 250 lives and injured more than 400.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has reiterated the Communist Party’s commitment to make religion more culturally Chinese, underscoring what many see are problems with the secret agreement on the appointment of bishops, signed in September between the Vatican and Beijing.
The Catholic Church’s process of reconciliation and rapprochement in China is not a “competition or who is right, but of brothers and sisters in the faith, who all find themselves in a common house,” said Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
As the Church prepares to celebrate World Mission Day on Sunday, the head of the Vatican’s evangelization congregation said the timing of the day with the youth synod provides an opportunity to remind young people they too are called to spread the Gospel.
Pope Francis signed a rescript adding four more members to the group of cardinal bishops in the College of Cardinals.