Hong Kong bishop fears destruction of Catholic Church in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Hong Kong Bishop Emeritus Joseph Zen (陳日君) has come out in opposition to the recently published pastoral guidelines of the Holy See concerning the civil registration of cl...

Flag of Taiwan ally Vatican appears in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The flag of Taiwan’s only European ally, the Vatican, appeared at a garden show in China, causing renewed concern about the future of the island nation’s ties to the...

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...

President Tsai invites Pope Francis to Taiwan in B-day message

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen congratulated Pope Francis as the Catholic leader celebrated his 82nd birthday on Monday, Dec. 17. Tsai sent a message on behalf of her...

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...

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. ...

Vatican concerned over jailed Catholics despite China-Vatican deal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite the Vatican and China enduring numerous years of negotiations to achieve an agreement over the appointment of bishops, several points of concern for the Vatican we...

Vatican deal unlikely to spur religious freedom in China: expert

SHANGHAI (CNA) -- A provisional agreement between Beijing and the Vatican on bishop appointments in China will not help open up religious freedom in China, a professor at a Hong Kong university said S...

Vatican-China deal does not affect Vatican-Taiwan relations: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The announcement by the Vatican Saturday that it had concluded a deal with China about the appointment of bishops will not affect relations between the Holy See and Taiwan, the ...

Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Saturday announced it had signed a “provisional agreement” with China on the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that for decades fu...

Taiwan Ambassador claims Vatican-China deal will not alter diplomatic ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Vatican appears to be approaching a deal with Beijing that would allow the communist party to select and approve Catholic bishops in China, Taiwan worries what impa...

Report: Key unofficial bishop in Vatican-China deal released

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Catholic missionary news agency says an underground Chinese bishop who is a key player in a proposed Vatican-China deal over bishop nominations has been released. ...

Report: Key unofficial bishop in Vatican-China deal detained

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A bishop in China's underground church has reportedly been detained, just as the Vatican has been laying the groundwork for him to step aside as part of a historic deal with Beijin...

Hong Kong cardinal warns against Vatican-China deal

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's retired archbishop warned Friday that a deal between the Vatican and China that cedes too much power to Beijing would place the country's Catholic followers ...

Hong Kong ex-cardinal warns against Vatican-China deal

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's retired archbishop has warned that a deal between the Vatican and China that cedes too much power to Beijing would place the country's Catholic followers in a big "birdcag...