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.« Back to Glossary Index
- Seeking Justice for Tai Ji Men on Taiwan’s Judicial Day
There is no freedom without justice and no justice without freedom. This is also true for the Tai Ji Men case: and love is needed, too.
- Benedict XVI and Religious Liberty. 2. “Reform in the Continuity”
The German Pope never claimed that between the old and the new Catholic teachings on religious liberty there was perfect continuity. But he said the reform was not a “rupture.”
- The Urumqi Fire Was State Terror: The European Parliament Got It Right
For once, the European institution was brave enough to speak out while others had remained silent.
- China #1 “Cult-Buster” vs. China’s #1 Doctor: Who Will Win?
“Hero of atheism” and anti-cultist Sima Nan vilifies Zhang Wenhong, the chief of the anti-COVID Shanghai Medical Treatment Expert Group.