- Dec 9, 2019
Two underground bishops in China have agreed to step aside in favor of bishops of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, in the wake of a deal signed between the Holy See and the Chinese government.
The life of an underground Chinese seminarian.
A bishop who has resisted demands to join China’s Communist Party-controlled church body has been taken into custody, a Catholic news service reported, despite recent moves by Beijing and the Holy See toward reconciliation.
Although China and the Vatican signed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops in September, persecution of Chinese Catholics continues.
Four priests from the underground Catholic Church in China’s Hebei province have been taken into police custody for indoctrination.
As part of an ongoing crackdown on religious practice in the country, Chinese authorities demolished two Catholic Marian shrines this week.