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A New Chapter in Myanmar-Vatican Relations
May 09, 2017

A New Chapter in Myanmar-Vatican Relations

By Jonathan T. Chow
The restoration of diplomatic ties comes with Pope Francis' offer to help with peacebuilding in Myanmar.
China and the Vatican Are a Step Closer to Mending Ties
February 10, 2017

China and the Vatican Are a Step Closer to Mending Ties

By Cal Wong
According to a Hong Kong bishop, China and the Holy See have a solution to the major issue keeping them apart.

Making East Asia Summits Meaningful
November 18, 2015

Making East Asia Summits Meaningful

By Emanuel Pastreich
Taking the events out of their diplomatic straitjackets could produce unexpected opportunities.

China and the Pope: It's Complicated
October 01, 2015

China and the Pope: It's Complicated

By Bochen Han
Xi Jinping's visit to the US overlapped with Pope Francis' trip. Will the two ever actually meet?

Will China Ever Embrace Pope Francis?
April 17, 2015

Will China Ever Embrace Pope Francis?

By David Volodzko
Can China and the Vatican ever reach mutual understanding?
Pope Francis Begins Asia Tour in Sri Lanka
January 14, 2015

Pope Francis Begins Asia Tour in Sri Lanka

By Ankit Panda
Pope Francis began his 2015 Asia tour with a visit to Sri Lanka.

Praying for a Pope and a Dose of Common Sense
January 09, 2015

Praying for a Pope and a Dose of Common Sense

By Luke Hunt
Will the pontiff be able to sway the notoriously conservative Philippine Catholic Church?
The Pope's Pivot to Asia
January 06, 2015

The Pope's Pivot to Asia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Why Southeast Asia is featuring prominently in the Catholic Church’s agenda.

Rethinking the Pope’s Sri Lanka Visit
January 01, 2015

Rethinking the Pope’s Sri Lanka Visit

By Taylor Dibbert
Would a papal visit so soon after the election be such a bad thing?

ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State
October 02, 2014

ASEAN Finds Its Voice on Islamic State

By Luke Hunt
The bloc has finally broken its silence. Can it now contribute to the fight against the terrorist outfit?

Pope Francis: Modest Diplomatic Gains in Asia
August 20, 2014

Pope Francis: Modest Diplomatic Gains in Asia

By Steve Finch
The diplomatic breakthroughs were small but steady during the pope's first visit to the region.
Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’
August 19, 2014

Pope Francis Meets Korean ‘Comfort Women’

By Shannon Tiezzi
On his last day in South Korea, the pope greeted Korean "comfort women."

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