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Members of US religious freedom panel speak out against China-Vatican deal

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Vatican CityRNS Members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom criticised a recently renewed Vatican deal with China, saying it emboldens the Chinese government to crackdown on Christian communities. The secretive provisional agreement, originally signed in 2018 and renewed on 2nd October, allows Beijing to have a say in the appointment of bishops in the […]

Biden names Catholic activist Stephen Schneck to religious freedom panel

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United StatesRNS Stephen Schneck, a prominent Catholic political activist and academic, has been appointed by US President Joe Biden to serve on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, a federal government panel dedicated to protecting religious minorities and other persecuted groups abroad. Schneck, 69, confirmed his appointment on Wednesday in an email to Religion […]