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.
China Cracks Down on Indian Spirituality, Calls It “Full of Brainwashing”
Not coincidentally, border tensions with India are accompanied by a renewed campaign against Indian religious and spiritual movements active in China.
Pope Francis and China: A Vatican Mystery and a Proposal
Allegedly, on July 5 a paragraph of a pre-written speech by the Pope where he supported freedom in Hong Kong was not read by Francis. To avoid further wild speculations, the Vatican may publish the text of the 2018 China deal.
After Forced Demolitions, Farmers Left with No Means to Survive
Amid the economic downturn, the CCP deprives farmers of their primary sources of income by destroying pig sheds and gardens.
Hong Kong Law, Article 43 Implementation Rules: The CCP Ends Freedom of the Internet
It gets worse every day: a new document allows the police to enter private premises without a warrant, freeze assets, and crack down on criticism posted online