March 2017

Control of religious bodies in China is set to remain tight
(Saturday, 4 March 2017 )

HONG KONG (UCAN): China will continue choosing bishops for the official Catholic Church community and it will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, a work plan for 2017 posted on the website of the State Administration of Religious Affairs on January 26 announced.

The notice says that it has been decided to enhance government legal powers over religious work in line with the amended...