October 23, 2020
Vatican, China Extend Bishop Agreement Over US Opposition
By Associated Press
The Vatican renewed a 2018 pact on selecting China-based bishops, despite rising concerns over religious freedom in China.
April 13, 2020
Chinese Catholics: Lent in the Time of COVID-19
By Layne Vandenberg
How do Catholics in Hebei, China, maintain a strong community amid the COVID-19 pandemic?
March 21, 2019
Vatican Renews Overtures to China Ahead of Xi’s Italy Visit
By Nicole Winfield
After a breakthrough in China-Vatican relations, speculation is mounting that Xi will meet Pope Francis this week.
June 22, 2018
Beijing: ‘China and Vatican Have Been in Effective Contacts’
By Charlotte Gao
Pope Francis expresses high optimism for improving bilateral ties in an interview.
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?
September 22, 2016
China and the Vatican: Towards a New Era?
By Kevin Hsu
A closer look at a complex relationship amid talk of an impending rapprochement.
April 07, 2014
Pope Francis' China Challenge
By Justin McDonnell
China and the Vatican don't have the best of historical relationships. Could Pope Francis change that?