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  1. Choice of bishop positive step towards Vatican ties

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A battle of wills has kept relations between Beijing and the Vatican poor for more than half a century. Both insist they have the right to determine how the Catholic religion ... in the unofficial, or underground, church. Shanghai is not the centre of Catholicism on the mainland- the religion is more widely embraced in northern provinces. As the nation's biggest and most ...

  2. Catholics' wishes with Pope: official

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Religious affairs chief says channels with Vatican are open China's top official in charge of religious affairs said yesterday that the mainland's Catholics hope the Pope will recover soon and that Beijing has kept open c ...

  3. Games spur contrasting treatment of churches

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the latest in our series on preparations for the Games, Kristine Kwok looks at how Beijing is giving resources to officially sanctioned religious institutions but continues to make life difficult for any religious group that does not toe the party line ...

  4. Intolerance blamed as turkey taken off the table

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Government officials blame a bureaucratic blunder, but some Christians suspect 'creeping Islam'. It started when a shipment of 17,000 frozen turkeys destined for Kuala Lumpur's top hotels and upscale homes ...

  5. Beijing should be eager to restore ties with Vatican

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and many other religions. I have personally met priests who were persecuted during the Cultural Revolution but are now happily preaching in Taiwan. Taiwan is where the first Chinese cardinal, Yu ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Catholic Church runs ad to press government for policy reforms

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com In open letter in newspapers, the Hong Kong diocese urges government to implement fairer housing, education and welfare policies Catholic advert pushes for justice shake-up The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong has taken out new ...

  7. If you were given the chance to design a new museum for Hong Kong, what would it be?

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to create a new museum! I would design a Museum of Religion. I think Hong Kong has a good variety of cultural backgrounds, with many religions and beliefs. For all of them to develop in the same place, it takes a large amount of respect among believers. I want to create a museum that clearly states that Hong Kong can be a centre of religions. The museum would combine looks from different ...

  8. Vatican summit on China strategy

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Party study session on religions in December. Ye Xiaowen, director of the State Administration of Religious Affairs, said publicly in Washington last month that 'China and the Vatican ...

  9. Church links

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing says the Vatican is prepared to sever ties with Taiwan and is willing to discuss Beijing's demand that administration of the Catholic Church on the mainland is an internal matter. What do you think? Write to us. ...

  10. Vatican group to oversee mainland relations

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Move comes a day after the Holy See said it hoped to restore diplomatic ties The Vatican will set up a permanent commission to handle China affairs, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun confirmed yesterday. The long-awaited move was the key result of ...




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