Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Beijing will not respond to Pope's call to dialogue, Chinese bishops say

Catholic World News - October 31, 2012

Chinese bishops think it unlikely that government officials there will ever respond to the letter written by Pope Benedict XVI to the Church in China in 2007.

Last week Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the prefect of the Congregation for Evangelization, pointed out that 5 years have passed since the Pope wrote his letter, and the Vatican is still waiting for a reply from Beijing. But such a reply is probably not forthcoming, Chinese bishops told the UCANews service.

One Chinese bishop—who spoke on condition of anonymity, but was described by UCAN as a prelate recognized by both the Holy See and the Chinese government—said that government officials are not motivated to find common ground with the Catholic Church. “They never want to have sincere dialogue,” he said.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis March 27
Our Most Characteristic Vice? March 27
Recognizing the Noonday Devil March 27
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? March 27
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women March 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13