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TAIWAN - VATICAN
Card. Tomko, the Pope's envoy to the celebrations of 150 years of evangelization in Taiwan
The year long celebrations concluded today. Cardinals and bishops from the Philippines, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macao present. For the pope, the memory of the past serves to encourage evangelization in the present.
Cardinal Tomko: Catholics, bring justice, love and peace to the Taiwanese society
Celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Church of Taiwan close. The Archbishop of Taipei stresses unity, cooperation and the ability of Catholics to organize events on a large scale in a professional manner. The commitment to evangelism. President Ma Ying-jeou thanks Catholic missionaries for their efforts in recent years.
02/02/2007 CHINA – VATICAN
Pope’s letter to the Chinese Church ready “around Easter”, says Cardinal Zen
The bishop of Hong Kong explains that the letter will contain “prudent” wording about relations between Beijing and the Holy See. It will put forward the “Vietnam model” as a good compromise for Episcopal ordination.
04/07/2006 RUSSIA VATICAN
Moscow Summit: Dialogue amongst Christians for a more just and peaceful world order, says the Pope
Cardinal Kasper reads Pope Benedict XVI's message to the assembly of the World Religious Summit. The Pope's visit to Russia is not yet on the agenda.
16/09/2005 CHINA VATICAN
Negotiations still on for Chinese bishops' Rome visit
Ye Xiaowen, director of the State Bureau of Religious Affairs, tones down rhetoric.
18/02/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
Underground Priest: we work for the unity of the Church, with Mgr. An and Card. Zen
After the controversy raised by an Italian magazine, on the division between official and underground communities, AsiaNews gladly received and publishes the testimony of a priest in the underground community in China. Appreciation - even if not shared - for Mgr. An Shuxin, who decided to become vice-chairman of the Patriotic Association, esteem for card. Zen, a champion of freedom of the Church. The most important commitment is the recovery of the reconciliation of the Church, promoting "forgiveness" and "martyrdom”.
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