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Have you heard? A U.N. treaty, backed by Vatican and U.S....

Catholic News Service The passage of a United Nations treaty banning the possession of nuclear weapons comes at a time when the majority of world’s...

Talk, display make Holocaust very real at Padua

Dialog reporter Woman relates story of being born in China, which welcomed Jews during WWII when others wouldn’t   WILMINGTON — More than 70 years have passed...

Chinese authorities continue removing crosses from churches

BEIJING — Chinese authorities are continuing their campaign of removing crosses in Zhejiang province, and one of the latest was taken from a Catholic...

China urges religious groups to promote Chinese culture, orders retired officials...

BEIJING — A top Politburo official told faith leaders that religious groups must promote Chinese culture and become more compatible with socialism. Yu Zhengsheng said...

Pope urges prayers for China, persecuted Christians

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis asked Catholics worldwide to show solidarity through their prayers for Catholics in China and for persecuted Christians...

Hong Kong’s Cardinal Zen seeks whereabouts of two bishops

HONG KONG — Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, protested at the Chinese Liaison Office in the city and asked the...

Could Pope Francis go to China?

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis visits South Korea, Aug. 14-18, he will take part in Asian Youth Day with delegates from...

Illicit ordinations in China cause scandal, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY — Lay Catholics in China have been scandalized by priests who are ordained bishops without papal approval and by the participation of...

Vatican wants China to release imprisoned clergy

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican's highest-ranking Chinese official called on Beijing to release nine arrested Catholic bishops and priests, saying their continued detention "damages...

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