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


Relationship: Church – Chinese State / Sino-Vatican Relations

On this page you will find selected articles regarding the relationship between Chinese Church and State as well as the Sino-Vatican relations. Here, the focus is especially on the preliminary agreement between the Chinese government in Beijing and the Holy See on the appointment of bishops of September 22, 2018 and its implications.

Jeroom J. Heyndrickx CICM
Beijing and the Holy See – Seeking the Common Ground
Two Wounded Partners in Dialogue PDF

Bernardo Cervellera
Religious Policy in China before and after the Sino-Vatican Agreement PDF

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


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