September 01, 2021
Church: Talks on Sri Lankan Blasts Require Government Credibility
By Krishan Francis
Bombings on Easter Sunday 2019 killed 269 people. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Sri Lanka wants a transparent investigation before talks with the government.
May 04, 2018
China Could Get a Lot More Than We Think from a Deal with the Vatican
By Gabriel Alvarado and Greg Levesque
A possible deal between the Holy See and Beijing could have wide-ranging consequences.
February 01, 2018
Is Taiwan About to Lose Another Diplomatic Ally?
By Shannon Tiezzi
What to make of recent reports that the Vatican has made a breakthrough in relations with Beijing?
August 15, 2014
North Korea Snubs Pope Francis
By Kelwin Choi
Pope Francis' offer for North Korean citizens to attend a peace and reconciliation mass was turned down.
July 05, 2013
With One Eye Closed: Illegal Orphanages in Rural China
The state appreciates the crucial gap unregistered orphanages fill– until something goes wrong.
January 31, 2013
Philippine Street Artist Jailed for Offending Church
Carlos Celdran has been sentenced to prison for 13 months for his pro-contraception activism.