» 10/18/2005, 00.00
VATICAN SYNOD ON THE EUCHARIST
Pope to write letter to Chinese bishops invited to Synod
Pope will personally answer the letter send by Mgr Luke Li Jingfeng to express his regrets for not being able to come to the Synod. Mgr Kondrusiewicz, Bishop of Moscow, speaks about the situation of Russian Catholics, expressing hope Pope Benedict XVI and Patriarch Aleksij II can meet each other.
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".
18/07/2016 15:14:00 RUSSIA – ORTHODOX
Russian Orthodox Church officially rejects the Council of Crete as a Pan-Orthodox
The Synod rejects meeting’s Pan-Orthodox status, but recognises it as "important event". The Patriarchate of Antioch distances itself making it clear it that it does not consider the documents approved at the Council as binding.
30/06/2007 VATICAN – CHINA
Vatican to the conquest of a changing China
For decades the diplomatic dialogue was non-existent; now there are signs of openness. As China experiences a religious renaissance, the regime’s various patriotic associations try to maintain their ideological and economic power over the Churches. Here is an analysis of the history of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Beijing.
18/07/2006 RUSSIA VATICAN
Synod of Orthodox Church in favour of continued dialogue with the Vatican
Participants single out human rights, life, family and bioethics as key issues to discuss; they also express satisfaction for talks between Kirill and Benedict XVI.
12/09/2005 vatican - china
Chinese Bishops invited to Rome: government has the last word
The invitation has displeased a spokesperson of the Patriotic Association. But Catholics are happy and honoured.
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