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Vatican determined to renew accord with China despite US criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent criticism of the Vatican for warming up to China, Holy See officials have warned that American intervention...

Pope Francis extends deal with China on appointment of bishops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pope Francis has reportedly agreed to a two-year extension of a controversial deal with China on the appointment of Catholic bishops in the authoritarian country, accordin...

Vatican turns other cheek as China evicts bishop onto street

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Vatican appears to have given its blessing on the shutting down of five parishes and the eviction of priests, elderly people, and a bishop by the Communist Chinese Par...

Hong Kong priest asks for Vatican's protection from CCP persecution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Hong Kong bishop and human rights campaigner, Joseph Zen (陳日君), has sent a letter to the College of Cardinals seeking protection for churches in China from Chinese ...

Tibetans in Taiwan praise US for defending human rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bill to strengthen U.S. policy in support of Tibet moved forward in Congress on Wednesday (Dec. 18), passing with unanimous approval. The Tibetan Policy and Support A...

British lawmaker advocates for religious freedom in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Baron Alton of Liverpool, a member of the British House of Lords, and Luke de Pulford, founder and director of the Arise Foundation, were invited by the Ministry of Foreig...

CCP destroys more Buddhist statues to stamp out religion in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its efforts to subjugate religion in China, photos have surfaced showing the Communist Chinese government defacing, walling up, and tearing down Buddhist statues acr...

Religious Chinese film director defies Beijing ban on Taipei Golden Horse awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Chinese director, inspired by her religious faith, has rejected pressure to withdraw her film from Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards, despite recent demands from Beijin...

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...

Taiwan’s religious freedom presents pro-unification voices with a dilemma

The issue of religious freedom has been high on the news agenda this week after U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, paid a visit to Taiwan. The fact that an...

Video shows Communist Chinese govt. blast giant Buddha statue to smithereens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its efforts to subjugate religion in China, the Communist Chinese government on Feb. 2 blasted a 57.9-meter-tall Buddhist statue into smithereens, reported Bitter Wi...

Congress hears testimony on China's 'ruthless' persecution of religious minorities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Nov. 28 in Washington D.C., the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) held a hearing on the Chinese Communist Party’s suppression of religious commun...

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...