Spring 2017 Vol. 37 - No. 184 The Catholic Church and Sinicization
The main theme of this issue is “Sinicization.” Chinese President Xi Jinping has used this term in connection with religion several times in recent years. It is something China's religions should strive for in their future development, the president ........
The Future of the Sino-Vatican Dialogue from an Ecclesiological Point of View
Cardinal John Tong
Since my last article on The Communion of the Church in China with the Universal Church, which was published in the Hong Kong diocesan weeklies in August 2016, there have been many positive responses. I thank God and those who have ........
China Church and News Update 2016
Compiled by Sergio Ticozzi, PIME
Xi Jinping's Meaning of“Sinicization of Religions”
Chinese President, Xi Jinping, first used the term“Sinicization of Religions”in his closing speech at the three-day Central Conference on United Front Work on 20 May 2015. It was the first time in nine years that the Party had convened such a .......
Why“Sinicize”What is Already Chinese?
There is a sense in which the question of the sinicization of the Church in China is a non-question. A church in China in our times is a“Chinese”church and does not have to be made one. In our age of economic globalization, electronic media, fast travel .......
The Evangelization of Culture and the Inculturation of Faith: An Opportunity or a Challenge in Contemporary China?
Jing Baolu, translated by Annie Lam
Evangelization is rooted in the very nature of Christian identity. The early Christians had a very clear and strong sense of evangelization as their own mission. When Christians began to spread the Gospel out of the Jewish world and start their first contact .......
Controversial Organ Trafficking Summit at the Vatican Still Deserves Our Support
On February 7 and 8, 2017 the Vatican Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted an international symposium on“Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism.”Two Chinese official figures attended the event and elaborated their standpoints. .......
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