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  • China’s president seeks more control over religion

    China’s president seeks more control over religion

    • Oct 27, 2017

    While the Chinese government technically recognizes Catholicism as one of five religions in the country, it does not recognize many Church leaders appointed by the Vatican, driving many among the Catholic Church leadership and laity underground. Since President Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, he has sought to tighten the government’s control over religious organizations.

  • Hong Kong bishop emphasizes pastoral over political concerns

    Hong Kong bishop emphasizes pastoral over political concerns

    • Oct 18, 2017

    In an exclusive interview with Crux, Hong Kong’s new bishop spoke of how he is focusing on pastoral matters over political concerns. Yeung says he devoting attention to young people, the elderly, and building social solidarity, rather than emphasizing political disagreement with the government.

  • Cardinal says pope’s top diplomat has ‘poisoned mind’ on China

    Cardinal says pope’s top diplomat has ‘poisoned mind’ on China

    • Oct 16, 2017

    In an exclusive interview with Crux, retired bishop of Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen says he believes Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin is more interested in diplomacy than he is the Catholic faith. The cardinal spoke critically about the current state of the Holy See’s relationship with China and says he believes the Church is willing to compromise too much in order to establish diplomatic relations.

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