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 Axis of Shame, July 2020: The Countries That Supported China on Hong Kong
53 countries (including China) signed a resolution at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council in Geneva praising China for the passing of the Hong Kong National Security Law.
In 2019, Jiangsu Province Closed Nearly 200 Christian Venues
The six-month-long campaign was launched after President Xi Jinping’s orders to the provincial government to crack down on Christianity.
Kids Told to Praise the State and President on Children’s Day
Instead of celebrating childhood, China’s boys and girls had to sing patriotic songs, applaud the country’s leaders for fighting COVID-19 and alleviating poverty.
House Churches and Their Schools Suppressed in Xiamen
Protestant churches are raided in this southeastern China’s metropolis, as the CCP seeks to eliminate unregistered churches and educational institutions they run.