Pope Francis appoints former Taiwanese vice-president to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences
August 04, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: Taiwan’s vice president from 2016 to 2020, Chen Chien-jen, is Catholic and a a critic of Communist China’s efforts to block Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly. His appointment thus has the potential to affect Sino-Vatican relations.
Established in 1936, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences is an advisory body whose members include non-Catholics.
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