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.« Back to Glossary Index
Les abus sexuels sur mineurs et les Témoins de Jéhovah : que dit la Commission d’enquête indépendante Anglo-galloise ?
Le rapport est plus équilibré que les autres et reconnaît les améliorations apportées aux politiques de protection de l’enfance chez les Témoins de Jéhovah. Cependant, il est souvent mal interprété par les médias.
China Moves to Crack Down on Origin Point Medicine
The Taiwan-based group is being denounced by the Chinese Communist Party media and investigated by the police as a xie jiao.
Gandhi, Non-Violence, and the Tai Ji Men Case
The Indian leader’s concept of satyagraha was originally developed in South Africa in 1930, while protesting unjust taxes.
The Taiping Mystery. 3. Birth of a Militant Religion
From Hong Xiuquan’s 1837 vision, a full-blown religion was born. Soon, it acquired an army and declared war to the Qing dynasty.