» 04/15/2011, 00.00
VATICAN - CHINA
The Holy See and the Church in China: firm and merciful
The message from the Commission on the Church in China, released today reiterates the elements necessary for ecclesial communion, after the illicit ordination of Chengde and the Assembly of Catholic representatives in Beijing. No excommunication, but the Pope stresses that faith and unity of the Church are fundamental. Process of cause for the beatification of Paul Xu Guangqi begins. On 24 May the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China.
23/05/2011 VATICAN - CHINA
Sheshan: Beijing’s war and the Pope’s “battle”
Every year, the Sheshan shrine is transformed into a battlefield: police, checkpoints, cameras, metal detectors, to crush the pope's appeal for the unity of the Church in China, on the World day of prayer for Chinese Catholics. Labour camps,, arrests, bans fail to stop prayer, even in prisons. Attempts to divide the Church and our solidarity.
05/03/2013 VATICAN - CHINA
Xi Jinping: pendulum politics towards the Church and the Vatican
The new secretary general of the Party – due to be confirmed as president in the coming days- has raised many hopes, but his policies thus far are one step forward, one step back: the laojiao have not been closed down; corruption is on the rise; the much touted reforms are slow in arriving; bishops and priests remain in prison. One positive sign, the Global Times article about the pope and an interview with Fr. Lombardi. But religion is the last place in the concerns of leadership.
What is the true good of the Church in China
On the eve of an important meeting in Rome on "Jesus our contemporary," Card. Zen asks all Catholics to help the Church in China (and especially its legitimate bishops) to emerge from ambiguity, to follow Benedict XVI and "rid" themselves of those organisms that are enemies of the faith (see PA, Bureau of Religious Affairs, etc. .), and that control and stifle the faithful. The Chinese Church is on the verge of a schism caused by "bargaining" between the Catholic faith and political power. The subtitle of this article (wanted by the author) is: "In dialogue with the Community of Saint Egidio and Gianni Valente of 30Days".
14/07/2011 VATICAN - CHINA
Few share the Pope’s "pain and concern," for the Church in China
The statement by the director of the Vatican Press Office on the illicit ordination of Shantou. "An act contrary to the unity of the universal Church." But the Church prays little for China; presidents and secretaries of state are silent on the violations of human rights, the economy trumps everything. But this short-sightedness is preparing the ground for a huge and violent social conflict in China.
20/07/2011 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese youth at WYD in Madrid: a dream come true
With the help of friends and readers, AsiaNews has collected the necessary sum to help 15 young Chinese Catholics to attend World Youth Day in Madrid. In their gratitude, the desire to be "the next generation of the Catholic Church in China", in "communion with the Holy Father and with the universal Church."
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