» 11/27/2006, 00.00
CHINA - VATICAN
Jiangsu: a new bishop to be ordained without Holy See approval
The ordination is to take place November 30. The candidate was chosen with the "democratic method" for his meekness toward the government. The Vatican is dismayed and asks what interest China has in going toward a new crisis.
21/07/2006 CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing will stop illicit ordinations
The auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong said this, adding that the Chinese government "is not that sincere" in its relations with the Vatican. Recently held Sino-Vatican dialogue did not produce any concrete results but, as Cardinal Zen pointed, out, that the meeting took place at all it is the first since 2000 is already a step ahead. The work of the media in exerting positive pressure on Beijing was appreciated.
09/05/2006 VATICAN - CHINA
Card. Zen: Chinese government is mistaken; all in China want to be led by pope
When a bishop is not chosen by the Holy See, priests usually refuse to concelebrate with him and believers keep their distance.
17/10/2016 15:38:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Chinese priest: In reigning confusion, standing with our “captain" Pope Francis
The illegitimate ordination of underground priest Dong Guanhua (condemned by Bishop Jia Zhiguo) is shaking the Church in China and is creating multiple, painful fractures. A priest from the official Church expresses his weariness: too many divisions threaten to kill the Church. He asks everyone to follow the Pope in his efforts towards greater openness and mercy.
18/01/2007 VATICAN - CHINA
Meeting at Vatican on the Church in China
A meeting of various Vatican dicasteries will begin tomorrow on the situation of the Church in China. Topics will include Beijing’s ambiguities, bishops ordained illicitly, the unity of the official and underground Church, and, above all, how to eliminate the influence of the Patriotic Association.
07/11/2016 12:19:00 VATICAN - CHINA
The "despair" of the underground Church before China-Vatican dialogue
The faithful of the underground Church are frustrated by the Holy See’s “overlooking” them. There have been no underground bishops, but only apostolic administrators, for almost 20 years. In the eyes of the faithful, this decision is a kind of death sentence for their communities. "Embraces", meetings and souvenir photos with the pope for officials; no meetings or blessings for underground priests, and bishops. The question of registration to the Patriotic Association. An official bishop: "We are all puppets. We just do what they tell us to do". A double defeat for the Vatican and China.
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