• Tolerance only way to ensure survival of church in China, Jesuit says

    Tolerance only way to ensure survival of church in China, Jesuit says

    • Oct 5, 2017

    In a long interview with La Civilta Cattolica, the Jesuit journal reviewed at the Vatican prior to publication, Jesuit Father Joseph Shih pleaded with outsiders to stop describing Catholicism in China as consisting of two churches, one that accepts government control and the other that doesn’t and so exists clandestinely.

  • Hong Kong bishop talks Church-state relations, hopes for the future

    Hong Kong bishop talks Church-state relations, hopes for the future

    • Sep 4, 2017

    Newly-appointed Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong says, “You can’t be a good Catholic without truly striving to be a good person and a good citizen. That holds true for bishops as it is for any ordinary lay person.” Talking about the situation of religious freedom in mainland China, he said that “signals are often mixed and the situation varies from religion to religion, from locality to locality and from time to time.”

  • China tells mainland media how to refer to retired Hong Kong bishop

    China tells mainland media how to refer to retired Hong Kong bishop

    • Jul 28, 2017

    In a list of guidelines containing more than 100 points, the Chinese government told journalists to use the title ‘former’ bishop of Hong Kong instead of ’emeritus’ when referring to Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun. The cardinal is an outspoken critic of the Communist party and has often advocated for human rights in the country.