• Vatican calls on China to let bishop exercise his ministry

    Vatican calls on China to let bishop exercise his ministry

    • Jun 27, 2017

    Tensions in Vatican-China relations have increased after a bishop was placed in government custody prohibiting him from assuming leadership of his diocese. Vatican spokesmen have said that such episodes do not foster the kind of understanding that the Church wants to reach with the Chinese government.

  • German ambassador to China calls for release of bishop

    German ambassador to China calls for release of bishop

    • Jun 21, 2017

    German ambassador Michael Clauss asked the Chinese government to release a Catholic bishop who has been held in confinement since his appointment last year. The incident marks yet another example of existing tensions between the Vatican and China when it comes to appointing bishops.