Tag : Wang Zuoan
title : China Urges Vatican to be 'Flexible, Pragmatic' on Improving Religious Ties
summary : While Pope Francis tries to heal a decades-old religious rift with China within which Chinese Catholics are divided between loyalty to him and those who are members of a government-controlled official church, China's head of religious affairs on Tuesday said Beijing is willing to have constructive dialogue with the Vatican but stressed Catholics should "hold up high the flag of patriotism" and adapt Catholicism to Chinese society.
date : Dec 28, 2016 11:14 AM EST
title : China’s Efforts to Mold, Control Christianity Within Communism Creates Tensions
summary : Chinese Christians each week assemble at evangelical church services held in Soviet-era office buildings in the country's capital, often singing and praising "Yesu" ("Jesus" in Mandarin). Some attend the government-sanctioned Yizhuang church, hearing pastors say the lives they lead can be difficult, but with the guidance of Yesu, they have the tools to carry on. However, not all Chinese officials agree that Christianity should be the tool on which to rely.
date : Mar 10, 2016 12:09 PM EST