mercoledì 30 novembre 2022

Has the Vatican's dialogue with China reached its limits?

(Christopher White, Crux) When the Vatican on Nov. 26 issued a public criticism of the Chinese government's transfer of a Catholic bishop to a diocese not recognized by the Holy See, it was the first time the Vatican explicitly challenged the Chinese government since entering into a bilateral agreement in 2018 over the appointment of bishops in the country. For some human rights advocates and religious freedom experts, they hope this noted shift in Rome's posture toward Beijing is one that will continue.  "The China of 2018 is far different from the China of 2022," observed Stephen Schneck, a commissioner of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. (...)