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Journalist sees thawing Beijing-Vatican relations

Catholic World News - April 27, 2011

“Although there is not yet a thaw in relations between Beijing and the Vatican, the climate is much warmer than it was during the tensions of last year,” writes Francesco Sisci, a Beijing-based columnist for the Italian business daily Il Sole 24 Ore. Sisci cites recent talks in Hong Kong and the Philippines, a June visit to Beijing by Taiwanese Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, and recent comments by Archbishop Savio Hon, the new secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of People.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Apr. 27, 2011 12:00 PM ET USA

    Thaw? Tell that to Bishop Peter Li Hongye, who died a few days ago, and to the many priests, bishops and laity who have endured "reeducation" camps and arrests without charges. For that matter, there are many in the Vatican who suffer from this wishful thinking, as well.

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