Nearly 50,000 baptised in China in just a year

The Catholic church in China registered 48,556 baptisms in 2017, according to Fides, the news agency of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples. The northern province of Hebei, near Beijing, topped the list with 11,899, the report said, while the Archdiocese of Beijing registered 1,099 and Tibet had just 11.

Free concert ticket winners announced

The winners of free tickets to a concert in the Parthenon Gallery at the British Museum on March 13, generously donated by the Genesis Foundation, are Jacqueline Castles, Jim and Hildegard Charles, Michael Irwin, Cecile Wignall, AA McMeeking, Pierina Kavanagh, Alex Jozsa, Lisa Ingrid Fraser, John Coverdale, Annette Murphy, Fr Hugh Somerville-Knapman OSB and Stephen Edmonds.

​How to continue reading…

This article appears in the Catholic Herald magazine - to read it in full subscribe to our digital edition from just 30p a week

The Catholic Herald is your essential weekly guide to the Catholic world; latest news, incisive opinion, expert analysis and spiritual reflection