» 02/08/2007, 00.00
Guangzhou’s Sacred Heart Cathedral to reopen tomorrow
After two years of renovation work, a solemn mass will inaugurate the building again. Local and provincial government officials will attend. Government money paid for most of the work. Known as the Stone House Church, it is mainland China’s only granite Gothic church.
Xu-Ricci Institute of Dialogue opens in Shanghai
Created to encourage dialogue between East and West, the structure - which combines the name of the Jesuit who died 400 years ago with that of his Chinese best friend - seeks to be a bridge between two worlds. Shanghai also launches the largest Sino-French dictionary, the "Grand Ricci".
Archbishop of Guangzhou against materialist threat
Mgr Joseph Gan Junqiu, the new archbishop of China’s southern metropolis, talks to AsiaNews about his “lively” diocese and “the threat of the race for money which leaves people with a troublesome emptiness in values.”
Chinese state TV acknowledges Catholic numbers rising
According to official figures, China has five million Catholics. Unofficial sources estimate the real figure to be much higher. Mass baptisms involving hundreds are common, especially among the young. Official state agencies are unable to control this renaissance.
23/06/2014 ASIA - CHINA
Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in China
Every Chinese family has the typical image of the Sacred Heart, even after the social and political upheavals and the atheistic propaganda of the regime. The first church dedicated to the Sacred Heart dates back to 1863: destroyed in the cultural revolution, it was rebuilt in 1999. Devotion and consecration to the Sacred Heart has sustained the lives of missionaries and their evangelization: among these, Arnold Janssen, Josef Freinademetz, and Daniele Comboni. It would be advisable, however, to revise the iconography, using the calligraphy of the "heart". The Heart of Jesus and the heart of the martyrs united in the canonization of 2000.
08/09/2010 VATICAN - CHINA
Cardinal Zen: Catholic Church in China, dialogue or confrontation with the government
Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong comes out against the temptation towards total subservience to the religious policy of the Chinese government, marginalizing the experience of the suffering and underground Church. Risks of the papal letter to Chinese Catholics being manipulated.
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