On this page the China Center keeps you up to date on the situation of the religions and of the Christian Churches in China. 

Catholic Church

Background Information

Katharina Wenzel-Teuber
Statistics on Religions and Churches in the People’s Republic of China – Update for the Year 2019
Figures on the Catholic Church in China (pp. 33-39) PDF

Richard Madsen
Church State Relations in China – Consequences for the Catholic Church
Between Leninist-Stalinist Policy and a New Imperial Sacral Hegemony PDF

R.G. Tiedemann
Chinese Female Propagators of the Faith in Modern China
The Tortuous Transition from the “Institute of Virgins” to Diocesan Religious Congregations PDF

John B. Zhang
The Chinese Church’s Response to Migration within Mainland China
(Part I) PDF (Part II) PDF

Catholic Churches in China

May 24th – Day of Prayer for the Catholic Church in China

Documents from PR China

News Update on Catholicism in China

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