mercoledì 21 settembre 2022

Pope Francis extends a hand to China

(Andrea Gagliarducci - CNA)
While a trial against Cardinal Joseph Zen is getting underway in China, the Holy See continues to work toward the renewal of the Sino-Vatican agreement for the appointment of bishops. There appear to be no substantial changes to the deal, which seems to likely be renewed for another two years despite criticisms. However, some developments should not be underestimated. The first development is the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, under Cardinal Pietro Parolin, moving toward establishing a mission of the Holy See in Beijing. In an interview with Il Messaggero during Pope Francis’ trip to Kazakhstan, Parolin said that moving the Holy See’s (...)