CPCA, Patriotic Catholic Church, 中國天主教愛國會). Part of the red market, it was established in 1957 by Catholics loyal to the CCP as a government-controlled Catholic Church separated from the Vatican, which promptly excommunicated its leaders and declared it schismatic. After the Vatican-China Deal of 2018, the Vatican started considering the CPCA and the Underground Catholic Church as one and the same Chinese Catholic Church. The Vatican Guidelines of 2019 allow Catholics Bishops and priests to join the CPCA, if necessary by expressing orally or in writing reservations about the wording of the declarations they may nonetheless sign when joining. However, the same guidelines call for “respect” for those Catholic conscientious objectors who would refuse to join the CPCA.
Uyghurs Remember the Urumqi Massacre of 2009
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Religious Books Publicly Burned, DVDs Bulldozed in Yunnan
A pilot show was organized in Kunming. Other public ceremonies will follow.
Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics: Now, Make It a Reality
UK parliamentarians voted unanimously. What will the government do?
Pakistan: Court Validates Conversion, Marriage of 13-Year-Old Christian Girl
According to the Lahore High Court, Nayab Gill is 19. But her birth certificate says she is 13.