Should Taiwan feel threatened by closer China-Vatican relations?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Since the signing of a provisional agreement on appointing bishops in September last year, China recently elected two Vatican-approved bishops, showing a “positive s...

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 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...

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...

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...

Pope backs down, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has backed down and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his Ahiara diocese. The announcemen...

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...