• Hong Kong church leaders divided on protests

    Hong Kong church leaders divided on protests

    • May 27, 2020

    One of the Catholic Church’s leading experts in Chinese affairs has said church authorities in Hong Kong are divided about pro-democracy protests over a new national security measure that China is attempting to pass in the territory, and there is also a degree of disappointment over the Vatican’s silence on the issue.

  • Experts say formal Vatican-China ties are a distant hope

    Experts say formal Vatican-China ties are a distant hope

    • Dec 10, 2019

    Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, raised eyebrows this weekend when he said the next step for the Vatican and China would be to establish formal diplomatic relations and spoke of a possible future papal trip, yet experts say official ties are still a long way off.