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Chinese official: pact allows for ‘self-managed and independent’ Church

October 04, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Wang Meixiu of the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences tells the AsiaNews service that the Vatican-China agreement allows for a “self-managed and independent” Catholic Church. He says, however, that the officially recognized Church will no longer be “independent” of the Pope, while the Patriotic Association will be “a voluntary popular organization” to which membership is optional.

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