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VATICAN - CHINA
Guiyang, first Episcopal ordination after Pope’s Letter
The Holy See approves. Perhaps for the first time ever bishops and faithful from underground and official Church will celebrate together.
29/07/2010 VATICAN - CHINA
Card. Zen: not true that “Beijing really wants Bishops appointed by the Pope”
There is still a long way to go in relations between Beijing and the Holy See on the appointment of bishops, which is not the result of an "agreement" but a "tug of war." The test of communion with the pope lies in the boycott of the Assembly of Representatives of Chinese Catholics. The tenacious cardinal of Hong Kong responds to an article by Gianni Valente of "30 Days".
25/11/2009 CHINA - VATICAN
Card. Zen publishes a guide to Pope's letter to Chinese Catholics
The Patriotic Association is the most obvious cause of the painful situation of the Church in China. The underground bishops must take "caution" in seeking recognition from the government. Official bishops should not advertise the ideal of an independent church and show more unity with the pope.
14/07/2009 CHINA - VATICAN
Cardinal Zen: The Church in China two years after the Pope's Letter
Misinterpretations of the Letter have led to confusion and distress in the underground community. The official bishops must have more courage in their faithfulness to the pope, refusing structures that are contrary to the Catholic faith. The Chinese government continues its usual policy: total control of the Church.
22/07/2010 VATICAN - CHINA
China-Holy See: the mirage and religious freedom for the official and underground church
After a series of Episcopal ordinations, many speak of a new era in relations between Beijing and the Vatican. But China’s concessions are in reality forced decisions. For a true religious freedom the difference between legal (official) and illegal (underground) Church activities must disappear and the bishops and priests currently in prison set free. And perhaps even the Vatican should be more courageous ...
13/03/2008 VATICAN – CHINA
Commission sees signs of unity in Chinese Church
Participants examined how the papal letter was received and the theological principles that inspired it. How to apply the doctrine of the second Vatican Council on the nature and structure of the Church was one of the aspects looked at.
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