Ambassador-at-Large Brownback‘s Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Washington, D.C. May 29, 2018 EXCERPTS OF ON-THE-RECORD-BRIEFING Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback On the Release of the 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom AMBASSADOR BROWNBACK:  I want to thank Secretary Pompeo.  I’m grateful to him, to President Trump, Vice President Pence, the administration ...
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China Ordains New Catholic Bishop Amid Tensions

A diocese in central China has ordained the country’s first Roman Catholic bishop in three years, amid continued repression of Chinese Christians. Bishop Joseph Zhang Yinlin was ordained Tuesday in Henan province before about 1,400 faithful, as hundreds of police officers enforced a tight security cordon nearby, according to Catholic websites based abroad. The ceremony ...
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