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Vatican accord with Taiwan on Catholic education

Catholic World News - December 17, 2012

The Vatican has concluded an agreement with Taiwan regarding the governance of Catholic universities and the recognition of titles and degrees from Catholic univerities.

A Vatican announcement of the agreement—which was signed earlier this month, and is now formally in place—noted that the pact would recognize “the presence of the Catholic Church in the university environment within the Chinese language zone.” The agreement also recognizes “the exclusive competence of the Holy See for content, academic programs and the appointment of directors and teaching staff” in ecclesiastical institutions.

The agreement with the Republic of China (Taiwan) contrasts dramatically with the situation in mainland China, where the Church has vigorously protested the government’s efforts to exert control over Catholic institutions.

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