09/24/2018, 12.42
CHINA-VATICAN
Send to a friend

The Chinese Church 'remains independent and loyal to the Party'

A note from the Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics and the Council of Bishops of the Church of China (bodies not recognized by the Holy See) comments on the "historic agreement" on episcopal appointments: "We remain on the path that leads to socialism". "Heartfelt" appreciation for the signature between the Vatican and Beijing.

Beijing (AsiaNews) - The Chinese Catholic Church "will continue to operate independently. We love the country and the Church, we will carry forward the principle of independence and the concept of the sinicization of religion while remaining on the path that leads to socialist society ".

This was written by members of the Patriotic Association of Chinese Catholics and the Council of Bishops of the Church of China (bodies not recognized by the Holy See) in a public note issued yesterday, the day after the "historic agreement" between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops in the Asian country.

The signature of the agreement is welcomed "with a heartfelt appreciation" and the Chinese Catholic Church emphasizes that it "belongs to the same faith" of the Catholic Churches of other countries: "We want to pursue friendly exchanges and improve mutual understanding. On the basis of independence, respect, equality and good faith.”

Send to a friend
Printable version
CLOSE X
See also
China-Vatican agreement: some positive steps, but without forgetting the martyrs
24/09/2018 12:33
Chinese Catholics: hope and sadness at China and the Holy See agreement
24/09/2018 16:47
Press Office announces a ‘Provisional Agreement’ between China and the Holy See, the beginning of a process, says Greg Burke
22/09/2018 13:09
Card Parolin on the importance of the agreement between China and the Holy See on the appointment of bishops
22/09/2018 15:06
Chinese Catholics mull agreement amid persecution
25/09/2018 12:35


Travel