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Wait for full results of Vatican-China pact, says Vatican Secretary of State

April 04, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: Speaking to journalists on April 3, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, urged patience in waiting for the fruits of an accord with China on the naming on new bishops. “We signed this agreement to help advance religious freedom, to find normalization for the Catholic community there, and then for all other religions to have space and a role to play in society which is recognized,” he said.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 04, 2019 1:04 PM ET USA

    The director of "Aid to the Church in Need-Italy" pointed out the reality: "Religious freedom is a big problem right now, and it is maybe the most important problem because Western institutions, intellectuals and the media decided not to answer or analyze these kinds of problems in the right way...the problem is due in part to a 'politically correct' mentality which tends to avoid the subject, while another is a lack of preparation in knowing how to deal with problems when they arise."