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...

China-Vatican deal will not change Taiwan’s diplomatic status: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The upcoming agreement between China and the Vatican which allows for Beijing to control selection of Catholic bishops will not involve the question of diplomatic relation...

Hong Kong cardinal warns of split if Vatican reaches agreement with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The Catholic Church in Asia could split if the Vatican signs an agreement with China later this month, Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen (陳日君) warned, according to a report by Voice...

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...

Vatican, China on verge of agreement over bishops: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Vatican City and the Chinese government are on the cusp of signing an agreement to allow the Chinese government to vet and appoint bishops, numerous reports suggested ...

Whispers of China-Vatican deal, as Beijing steps up persecution of Christians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even as relations between the Vatican and the Chinese Communist Party appear to grow closer, Beijing is reportedly increasing persecution and suppression of Christian grou...

Archbishop will invite Pope to Taiwan, Vatican-China negotiations 'appear to have stalled'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese Archbishop John Hung Shan-chun (洪山川) reportedly intends to offer a formal invitation to Pope Francis to come visit Taiwan in 2019, for an upcoming Church Congres...

China-Vatican issues oversimplified: Taiwan government source

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Issues between China and the Vatican have been oversimplified, while Taiwan was keeping a close watch on developments, the Central News Agency quoted an anonymous source w...

Deal with the Devil: Vatican set to sign pact with Beijing, bishop kidnapped

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a China delegation has arrived in the Vatican to sign an agreement over the appointment of bishops in China and possibly restoring diplomatic ties, a bishop has been kidnapp...

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 ...

Vatican and China to sign agreement on bishop appointments in March

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Italian newspaper reported on February 18 that the Vatican would sign an accord with Beijing on the appointment of bishops in China in March. Corriere della Sera qu...