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2006-04-30 13:54:37

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China pressed ahead with appointing a new bishop to its state-sanctioned Catholic Church on Sunday and warned the Vatican not to interfere, risking a deepening rift with the Vatican which objected to the promotion.

2006-03-01 02:20:00

Two Tibetan Buddhists jailed for "splittism" have had their sentences reduced, but a rights group said on Wednesday that one year after China introduced new regulations on religious rights, freedom to worship remains restricted.

2005-12-21 23:49:09

BEIJING (Reuters) - Almost 50 Chinese Catholic priests and nuns holed up for a week in a building they claim as their own and surrounded by police vowed to stay put on Thursday until they get their way.

2005-11-18 04:15:26

BEIJING (Reuters) - China recently detained an underground Roman Catholic priest and 10 seminarians, a rights group said in a statement seen by Reuters on Friday. Word of last Saturday's detentions came just ahead of a planned visit to Beijing by U.S. President George W.

2005-10-25 16:39:56

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict's top diplomat said on Tuesday the Holy See was always ready to end relations with Taiwan and return its embassy to Beijing but that China must respect religious freedom and treat the Vatican fairly.

2005-10-23 07:36:26

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict reaffirmed the Roman Catholic rule of priestly celibacy on Sunday, rejecting suggestions that the way to confront the Church's shortage of priests was to allow them to marry.

2005-10-23 05:08:52

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict reaffirmed the Roman Catholic rule of priestly celibacy on Sunday, rejecting suggestions that the way to confront the Church's shortage of priests was to allow them to marry.

2005-10-02 05:19:54

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict, opening the first major Church meeting since his election, said on Sunday that trying to keep God out of public life was "not tolerance but hypocrisy." The Pope, during a solemn Mass in St Peter's Basilica opening a synod of more than 250 bishops from 118 countries, also said that too many Catholic lives could be compared to "vinegar rather than wine" because of the indifference to God.

2005-09-10 21:43:18

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, which bans its Catholics from recognising the Pope, has turned down a Vatican invitation to four Chinese bishops to go to Rome, saying it showed no respect.

2005-09-08 14:14:53

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict on Thursday invited four bishops from China to take part in a synod next month, in what could herald a new phase in the strained relations between the Vatican and Beijing.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.