CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 25 July 2015

NYAGCHUKA (Agencies): Police in China opened fire on protesters outside the government offices in Nyagchuka demanding the return of the body of a Tibetan spiritual leader, 65-year-old Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, on July 13, following his death under suspicious...

HONG KONG (UCAN): Provincial authorities in Zhejiang confiscated the official seal of the local Christian Council after it issued a statement demanding an end to a government campaign which has seen the removal of over 1,200 crosses from Church buildings.

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BOISE (CNS): Father Matthew Pu fled China in 1949, just as the People’s Republic was becoming a reality. He ended up spending the bulk of his life in the diocese of Boise, Idaho, in the United States of America.

On July...

BEIJING (UCAN): The Justice Ministry in Beijing defended the ongoing detention and arrest of at least 205 human rights lawyers, saying their advocacy had stepped beyond legal boundaries.

The crackdown on the lawyers began on...

HONG KONG (SE): “Economic protectionism and restriction of Internet freedom go hand in hand,” Marietju Schaake, an Alliance for Liberals and Democrats member of the European parliament, says in a press release from the European Council on Foreign Relations...