In addition to the texts listed on the post “Online text: Letter to Catholics in China, by Pope Benedict XVI“, see these related texts:

Texts critical of the secret agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Holy See

Texts supporting the secret agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Holy See

  • “The Impact of the Finalization of the China-Holy See Deal in 2018 to the Catholic Community in China”, by Hengshi An, Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, Volume 435 (2020): pp. 603-607. Available at ResearchGate, uploaded by Hengshi An.
  • “People’s Republic of China and the Holy See: A Long History of Agreements and Disagreements”, by Anna Carletti, translated by Bruno Gomes Guimarães. Available in pdf format at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul.

Texts recounting historical and ongoing persecution/attacks:

  • China’s War on Christianity and Other Religious Faiths: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, September 27, 2018 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Publishing Office, 2018). Available in pdf format at the U.S. House of Representatives Document Repository.
  • Cyber Threat Analysis: China: Chinese State-Sponsored Group ‘Reddelta’ Targets the Vatican and Catholic Organizations: CTA-CN-2020-0728 (Insikt Group: 2020). Available in pdf format at Recorded Future.
  • Outlaw: One Priest in the Underground Church, by Theresa Marie Moreau (Chang Hua: September 8th Editorial Board [2006?]). Available in pdf format on this page of Saint Maria Goretti Catholic Church. The text as printed on Crisis Magazine, pages 32 – 38 (2005) may be read online on this page of Catholic

On the Feast of Pope St. Zacharias in the Maronite church; and the Memorial of Saint Francis Diaz and Companions (calendar of China) and the Feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians, Turin (calendar of the Society of St. Francis de Sales) in the Latin church. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

“Now many “underground” Catholics are in despair. Encouraged by the Church in Rome to join official congregations they are instead, according to a number of Chinese clerics, turning towards the Protestants or simply stepping back and worshiping in their own homes.” (Michael Sainsbury, “China and Catholicism, An Unhappy Marriage”)

“The Church of Silence will never understand the kind of diplomacy which would make it possible for the atheists to rejoice over the fact that the Vatican itself disagrees with those priests and laity who are struggling and suffering for the Fai[t]h. In return for diplomatic concessoins [sic], the atheistic government can promise much, sign the most beautiful treaties, but these will remain a dead letter, like the Declaration of Human Rights, which the atheistic government signed.” (Chronicle of the Catholic Church in Lithuania, No. 10)

“Your nation now faces probably the hardest ordeal of its history. Do not lose heart. Injustice, wrong and crime will never be transformed into justice, right and blessings merely by the fact that a long interval has elapsed. Have confidence, pray and renew yourselves spiritually and your country and your nation will be restored to freedom and dignity. Do not hate; the more and better we pray for our persecutors, the sooner will their hearts be converted to what we pray for.” (Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty, Letter to the Lithuanian People, 1975)