Since 2012, Buddhists in Mongolia are without an officially recognized Jebtsundamba, their local leader. Beijing claims Mongolia should only enthrone a CCP-friendly Jebtsundamba – or else.
Led by Britain, 23 countries denounce mass detention of Uyghurs. China mobilizes its usual Axis of Shame to react. Sadly, a few European Countries, including Italy, did not sign the critical document.
A conference in Milan’s Town Hall highlights religious persecution in China and the problems encountered by refugees.
Business as usual: the CCP is launching another massive international campaign of defamation, falsely blaming The Church of Almighty God for a multiple suicide.
The Chinese President reacted angrily after the Himalayan kingdom refused to sign an extradition treaty aimed at deporting Tibetan refugees back to China.
Founded in 1917, and severely persecuted in the 1950s, this movement whose story is told in a new scholarly book by Melissa Inouye, accepted to join the Three-Self Church—but is now at risk again.
Tibetan leaders convene in Dharamshala and warn the world that the CCP will designate a counterfeit reincarnation of the current Dalai Lama when he will die.
A study of 200 court decisions published in the scholarly Journal of CESNUR demonstrates that living a normal religious life in a banned group is enough to go to jail in China.
Time for a sober assessment of the agreement. While it would be excessive to state that all Chinese Catholics oppose it, its application is problematic, dissident priests are persecuted, and underlying theological issues on religious liberty remains unsolved.