venerdì 4 agosto 2017

Pope Francis "loves China" and the Vatican hopes China has a great future, a Chinese state-run newspaper on Friday cited a visiting Vatican official as saying, in an expression of goodwill despite strained relations between the two. Pope Francis would like to heal a decades-old rift with China, where Catholics are divided between those loyal to him and those who belong to a government-controlled official church. In June, China said it opposed outside interference in its internal affairs after the Vatican expressed concern about a Chinese bishop it said had been "removed". (...)
Pope expresses goodwill toward China (Li Ruohan, Global Times)