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The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing, or Beijing Xuanwumen Catholic Church

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing, or Beijing Xuanwumen Catholic Church (also called Nan Tang), is the oldest existing Catholic Church in Beijing.

The building is now hidden behind modern skyscrapers that dominate Beijing’s skylines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The entrance looks rundown and in need of repair (or at least of dusting). The two signs on the right […]

A Letter From the Bishop of Shanghai

We were recently in a brand new commercial area in Pudong, Shanghai. Having just finished a delicious meal in a fancy Chinese restaurant with fish pond filled with lotus flowers and goldfish, we were taking a pleasant stroll with a bubble tea in hand.

When else to encounter the statue of Virgin Mary, and what better […]