Taiwan attends diplomatic conference in Vatican City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To promote the value oriented diplomacy of Vatican City, the Catholic Church's Holy See invited representatives from various countries on Thursday (Nov. 14) to exchang...

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...

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...

Taiwan welcomes pope's special envoy to Taipei

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan on Thursday welcomed the visit of Pope Francis' special envoy to the country to attend a National Eucharistic Congress to be held Friday, saying that the decision again show...

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...

Taiwanese, Chinese bishops meet at Vatican synod for first time

THE VATICAN (CNA) — Bishops from Taiwan and China were present at the Vatican for the first time at a global meeting this month, Chiayi Bishop Chung An-chu (鍾安住) said Saturday. Chung is the T...

Vice President Chen prays for peace at mass at St. Peter's Basilica

THE VATICAN (CNA) — Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁), leading a Taiwan delegation to the Vatican, attended a mass at St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday to pray for world peace. The morni...

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-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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Haitian official reaffirms ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Haitian official reaffirmed diplomatic relations with Taiwan Wednesday (all times local) after its neighboring country in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic, switched...

Break with Dominican Republic will not affect ties with Vatican: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Even after the break with the Dominican Republic Tuesday, relations with the Vatican are still safe, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said, while academics also disp...

Taiwan confident it can keep Palau as an ally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) said Wednesday he was watching developments in the Pacific island nation of Palau, but was confident it would remain an ally of Taiwan. ...