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China’s state-aligned Catholic organisations tell US to back off

HONG KONG (UCAN): Responding to the second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom of the United States (US) State Department, held in Washington DC from July 16 to 18, the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA) and the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC) and other officially sanctioned religious organisations in China say the gathering “maliciously hyped” China’s ethnic and religious policies.
 

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Sinicisation pushed by China’s state-sanctioned bishops’ conference

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop Joseph Ma Yinglin of Kunming, the president of the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC), has pledged to work with the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA) to develop the Sinicisation of religion.
 
Bishop Ma was speaking after Wang Zuo’an, deputy minister of the United Front Work Department (UFWD), visited the CCPA and the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China BCCCC in Beijing.
 

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Tweaking Church teaching with Chinese characteristics

CHONGQING (UCAN): A conference was held in July this year involving the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China at which each seminary on the mainland was required to present a paper explaining how the recommendations of the Central Disciplinary Committee of the Communist Party, published subsequent to its inspection of the State Administration of Religious Affairs, are being implemented.

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Sino-Vatican talks demand a conversion

HONG KONG (SE): “A Chinese bishops’ conference in communion with the pope. All these bishops will be people who are converted to walk together towards the kingdom of God,” Bishop Joseph Wei Jingyi, the leader of the unofficial Church community in Qiqihar, in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, told AsiaNews.

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It will be business as usual for the Church in China

HONG KONG (UCAN): A priest in China says that the timing of the agenda for the year of the State Administration of Religious Affairs, which was released on February 1, is extremely pertinent, as it comes hot on the heels of an article released by the Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, speaking of breakthroughs in Vatican-Beijing talks on January 25 and 26.

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