Authorities in the eastern province of Zhejiang have detained a Catholic bishop, weeks after an agreement between Beijing and the Holy See aimed to unify the state-sponsored and Vatican-endorsed, underground churches in China. Bishop Peter (in Italian, Pietro) Shao of
Officials at a university in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region are forcing students and staff to forgo their Muslim dietary restrictions in favor of traditionally pork-heavy Han Chinese cuisine, saying halal food is associated with religious extremism. A report
On September 23, Longtian Catholic Church, which is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fuzhou, was holding a solemn mass when over 10 local plainclothes police officers suddenly broke into the church and arrested Father Lin Jing’en. The mass was forced to stop.
A Christian woman was first refused her medication, and later, the police swapped it. That caused her further medical problems. In June, Feng Suqin (pseudonym) was arrested from her home in Shaanxi’s Ankang city for being a member of The