30 May 2024, The Tablet

The enduring church – Catholicism in China

by Paul Mariani SJ

New security laws demand that the Church reveal everything about its finances, property and personnel

The enduring church – Catholicism in China

Catholics celebrate Christmas Eve in a church in Xian.
PHOTO: ALAMY/IMAGO

 

This autumn will mark 75 years since Mao Zedong announced the birth of the People’s Republic of China – while Beijing will renew talks with the Vatican about the Catholic Church’s place in a society where state control continues to grow.

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