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Second Chinese underground bishop steps aside

Dec 19, 2018 - 4:46 PM

There are an estimated 10 million Catholics in China, divided between a government-run association whose clergy are chosen by the Communist Party, and the unofficial church loyal to the Vatican

Chinese tourists take pictures in front of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, or Shishi Catholic Church, in Guangzhou, in Guangdong province on September 22, 2018. China and the Vatican will push to improve bilateral ties after the two sides signed a "provisional" agreement on the appointment of bishops, the Chinese foreign ministry said on September 22, 2018. Johannes EISELE / AFP

China priests' fears over Vatican's Beijing olive branch

Nov 01, 2016 - 2:35 PM

Since January Chinese and Vatican officials have met at least 4 times including in Rome to try and resolve the delicate issue of the appointment of bishops – the heart of the dispute

This photo taken on May 11, 2016 shows a priest about to start a mass at the Catholic church in Dingan, in China's southern Guangxi region. Greg Baker/AFP

First Catholic bishop for 3 years ordained in China

Aug 04, 2015 - 9:48 PM

Joseph Zhang Yilin is installed as the official bishop of Anyang in the central province of Henan as hundreds of police blocked access to the Sacred Heart of Jesus church

A worshipper displays a photo of Father Joseph Zhang Yilin in a book after he was ordained as a bishop, in Anyang, China's central Henan province on August 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKER