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.
October 09, 2018
South Korea Says Kim Jong Un Wants to Have Pope Francis Visit North Korea
By Ankit Panda
This wouldn't be the first time a Pope has been invited to North Korea.
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.
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.
January 06, 2015
The Pope's Pivot to Asia
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Why Southeast Asia is featuring prominently in the Catholic Church’s agenda.
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.
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?
March 14, 2013
New Pope Hails from Latin America, Signals a Shift
The newly appointed Pope Francis hails from Argentina – a break with the church’s Euro-centric past.