European Commission abolishes position of special envoy for the promotion of religion or belief.
Cardinal Tong does not believe religious freedom will be negatively impacted.
Bishop Cui Tai has been in and out of jail since 2007.
Hong Kong Watch director outlines how freedoms could be impacted.
More work needs to be done, but directive gives cause a major boost, observers say.
The bishops are asking people to pray for religious liberty over eight days starting on June 22.
Lawyers for the family say the girl was taken at gunpoint, and forced to marry and abandon her faith.
The president signed the document after visiting the John Paul II Shrine in Washington.
Freedom of worship is fundamental right, says administrative court of France's Council of State.
Hearing oral arguments by phone, justices consider ongoing challenge in religious freedom case.