Category: China

China’s “other” cardinal

With all the attention Cardinal Joseph Zen has been getting with regard to his protests against the China/Vatican deal, most American Catholics probably aren’t aware that Hong Kong has two retired cardinals. Taking a much different approach than his predecessor,...

Perspective on the China/Vatican deal

On Saturday, September 22, a long-anticipated “provisional agreement” between the Chinese government and the Vatican was announced regarding the process of appointing bishops in the Catholic Church in China. Officially, this agreement puts an end to the decades-long division between...

On the Church in China

Over the last several weeks, both religious and secular outlets have been publishing news and commentary on the rumored impending agreement between the Chinese government and the Vatican. Beginning with reports in January that the Vatican had asked two bishops...