Cardinal gives blessing to art exhibition held at Taiwan embassy in Vatican

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Centering around the motif of light, an exhibition that discusses faith, care, and cultural inheritance on the island of Taiwan kicked off at the country’s embassy i...

Xi Jinping to visit Italy, media speculates on possible meeting with Pope Francis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, will be visiting Italy from March 21-24, and there is some speculation that the Communist party leader may attempt to arrange a diplomatic visi...

Pope Francis appoints special envoy for Taiwan's national Catholic congress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan government has welcomed Pope Francis’ recent appointment of a special envoy to Taiwan ahead of the fourth National Eucharistic Congress in Taiwan, which w...

Vice President invites the Pope to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) extended an invitation to Pope Francis to visit Taiwan during a short exchange ahead of the canonization of Pope Paul VI last Sunday, a...

Taiwan Vice President visits Pope’s summer residence at Castel Gandolfo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Friday toured the Papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo on an exclusive visit, reports said. The highlight of the vice president&rs...

Formal China-Vatican ties would send the wrong message: US academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. academic and Director of Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, Nina Shea said that a potential forming of diplomatic ties between the Vatican and Chin...

Taiwan vice president departs for the Vatican

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) departed late Thursday for the Holy See on a trip that many see as an effort to maintain formal relations with the Vatican, which reach...

Pope Francis encourages Taiwan and its President ahead of National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Pope Francis conveyed a supportive message to the people of Taiwan via Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) in advance of Taiwan’s National Day, known as Double Ten D...

Taiwanese VP to visit Vatican at same time as newly appointed Chinese bishops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It has been confirmed that Taiwan's Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) will be attending a ceremony in Vatican City for the canonization of Pope Paul VI on Oct. 14. ...

Taiwan considers sending vice president to Vatican

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) might visit the Vatican next month to attend the canonization of Pope Paul VI in the highest-level contact since the Holy See signed an accor...

Vatican to keep diplomatic relations with Taiwan despite China accord

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Vatican will hold on to its official diplomatic relations with Taiwan, even after the eventual signing of an agreement with China about the selection of bishops expected lat...

Taiwanese bishops meet Pope Francis at Vatican

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A delegation of Taiwanese bishops spent an hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican last Monday, and invited him to visit the island nation. The Vatican is Taiwan&...

Taiwan bishops on ad limina visit to Vatican City

Vatican City (CNA) - A delegation of seven Taiwanese bishops arrived in Rome Tuesday on their way to Vatican City for an ad limina visit, which involves visiting the tombs of the apostles and reportin...

Taiwan bishops travel to Vatican City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A team of seven Taiwanese bishops arrived at Rome's Fiumicino Airport on the evening of May 8, en route to Vatican City. The group has not been to the Vatican for t...

Daoist delegation visits the Vatican, asks Pope to maintain ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Wednesday March 13, a delegation from Taiwan’s Bao’an Temple (大龍峒保安宮) made a visit to the Vatican as part of an interfaith religious dialogue event. The ...