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
The Taiping Mystery. 5. Why the Taiping Matter
Without the Taiping Rebellion, the subsequent history of China would have been different. It also explains features of the CCP policy on religion.
Scholars Explore Non-Violence and the Tai Ji Men Case
The principle of nonviolent action is a cornerstone of Dr. Hong’s message. Patiently, dizi apply it to their quest for justice.
The Persecution of the Ahmadis in Pakistan. 5. Why Ahmadis Cannot Vote
A perverse mechanism prevents members of the persecuted religion from voting, excluding them from the democratic process.
The Blood Libel Anti-Semitic Myth. 3. The Case of Trent, 1475
Although several Popes condemned the anti-Jewish accusations as slanderous, the death of the child Simonino in Trent in 1475 led to the execution of several Jews.