An agreement signed on September 22, 2018, whose text is kept secret, under which the Vatican and the CCP agree to cooperate in the selection of bishops (who will be ultimately and formally appointed by the Pope) of a united Catholic Church in China. In the Vatican’s interpretation, it should lead to the gradual merger of the Underground Catholic Church into the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, although the Vatican Guidelines of 2019 allows Catholic conscientious objectors to remain outside of the Patriotic Association for reasons of conscience.
The Strange Case of Prosecutor Hou Kuan-jen
The highest auditory agency in Taiwan, the Control Yuan, found him guilty of multiple violations of law in the Tai Ji Men case. Yet, he has never been sanctioned.
House Church Under Attack in Guiyang
Guiyang Renai Reformed Church organized private meetings in a hotel room. After a police raid, three members and the elder were arrested.
Falun Gong: Police Cracks Down on “Nine True Words” Meditation
Suggesting meditation to help dealing with COVID-19 is regarded as “use of a xie jiao” and punished with heavy prison terms.
The Ghent Jehovah’s Witness Decision: Dangerous for All Religions
Suggesting that current members do not associate with “apostate” ex-members has been historically common in many religions.