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Choristors sing at a Mass in Shenyang, China (Photo: CNS)

Ordination Mass drew 1,400 people, with an extra 500 turned away by authorities

Worshippers at a Catholic church in Taiyuan, China (CNS)

China’s anti-Christian campaign must be kept in the public eye and we must implore our politicians to do more

Francis uses a tablet computer yesterday to sign himself up for next year's World Youth Day in Poland (AP)

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Children paddle in water in Navotas City, Philippines (CNS)

Archbishop Socrates Villegas says the Philippines is taking ‘all possible approaches’ to dealing with environmental issues

Children dressed as angels react as they attend Christmas Mass at a Catholic church in Beijing (CNS)

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A child peers out near a cross on a gate of the Wangfujing Catholic Church in Beijing (AP/Ng Han Guan)

Pope says faithful should ask Mary to help Catholics in China

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Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, holds a picture of Bishop Cosmas Shi Enxiang of Yixian outside a government building in Hong Kong (CNS)

Cardinal Zen urged the Chinese government to stop suppressing the Church

A priest from the Diocese of Zhouzhi, China, celebrates Mass at a retreat centre in the state of New York. The priest has not been quoted in the article (Photo: CNS)

Priest speaking anonymously says Catholics reconciling in China is more important than the state of Holy See-Beijing relations

Pope Francis waves as he prepares to board his flight from Manila to Rome (AP)

At new in-flight press conference Francis says good Catholics are not required ‘to be like rabbits’