Catholic bishop Guo Xijin is on the run from Chinese police after refusing to bring his church into a Catholic association approved by the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Guo, 61, fled the custody of state security police who had him under close guard since Nov. 9 in a bid to pressure him into joining a […]
11/13/2019 China (International Christian Concern) – Bishop Vincenzo Guo Xijin of Fujian is currently being pressured and pursued by the Chinese government to sign documentation associating himself with an “independent Church”. This is part of a broader appeal of Chinese officials against underground Catholics which targets the separation of Catholics from the Vatican and therefore the […]
Authorities are pulling out all the stops to shove “disobedient” believers under the state’s control: churches shut down, congregations threatened and surveilled. by Tang Zhe Provincial and municipal governments across China are intensifying efforts to close down underground meeting venues where conscientious objectors who refuse to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA) continue to practice their faith. Such […]
Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the head of the Vatican’s congregation responsible for China, rejects false interpretations of the Vatican-China deal.