Tag : Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association
title : China Urges Vatican to be 'Flexible, Pragmatic' on Improving Religious Ties
summary : While Pope Francis tries to heal a decades-old religious rift with China within which Chinese Catholics are divided between loyalty to him and those who are members of a government-controlled official church, China's head of religious affairs on Tuesday said Beijing is willing to have constructive dialogue with the Vatican but stressed Catholics should "hold up high the flag of patriotism" and adapt Catholicism to Chinese society.
date : Dec 28, 2016 11:14 AM EST
title : Chinese Pastor Sentenced to One Year in Prison after Raising Questions about Cross Removals
summary : A Christian pastor questioned authorities in eastern China on why churches were being forced to remove crosses from their rooftops. Now his lawyer said that the government has sentenced him to one year in prison for raising that issue.
date : Mar 25, 2015 01:13 AM EDT