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CHINA - VATICAN
Underground Priest: Easter renewal, with two full days of confessions
Following Pope Francis’ Lenten Message, the priests proposed catechesis, retreats, Eucharistic adoration, Via Crucis, works of charity. Renewal for individuals, families, parishes, society.
Pope: Confessing our sins restores us to communion with the Father
At the Angelus, Benedict XVI recalls the gospel episode of the leper who is healed, to recall that it is sin, and not physical illness, that separates us from God. In his passion, Jesus "would become like a leper, made unclean by our sins, separated from God: he would do all of this for love, for the purpose of obtaining for us reconciliation, forgiveness, and salvation."
29/05/2017 12:06:00 CHINA-VATICAN
The 10th anniversary of the Letter from Benedict XVI to the Church in China. The weakness of some bishops
The Letter expresses "the love of the Holy Father for our Church". The "tragedy" for the Church in China: bishops who become "state officials", "do not listen to the Letter" and are afraid of "giving their life to the flock". But there are "bishops and priests [who] safeguard the true faith of the Catholic Church." Profound thanks to the universal Church.
31/05/2017 14:42:00 CHINA-VATICAN
Priest from Official Church: No to a political compromise between China and the Vatican
The need for greater clarity from the Holy See; the bitterness of division between official and underground communities: "Are we not all serving Christ’s cause?" The story of the difficulties a Chinese priest faces in his daily life.
01/06/2017 11:02:00 CHINA-VATICAN
Chinese Priest: The joys and sorrows of my mission, stifled by politics
The daily life of a priest of North China, from the official Church, in a society dominated by atheism and superstitions. State pressures to break bonds with the Pope. Safeguarding the Catholic faith in negotiations between China and the Vatican. A testimony from the AsiaNews Symposium.
04/08/2016 10:35:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Card. Zen: My concerns over China-Holy See dialogue and repercussions on Chinese Church
The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong highlights the ambiguities that drag on in talks and in the expectations of diplomatic relations between China and the Vatican: belonging to the Patriotic Association, which Benedict XVI called "incompatible" with Catholic doctrine (and which Francis confirmed); silence on the persecution of the faithful and priests; ambiguities over appointment of bishops. A critique of the revival of the Vatican's Ostpolitik.
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