China and Vatican Signal That Rift Over Bishop May Be on the Mend – Keith Bradsher

From the New York Times:

China and the Vatican exchanged renewed criticisms over the weekend about China’s selection of a new bishop over the Vatican’s objections, but there were hints on each side that the dispute might be papered over in the months ahead.

China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs, while describing Rome’s objections as “unreasonable,” said in a statement on Sunday that it favored further dialogue to resolve differences over how to choose bishops to run the 97 Roman Catholic dioceses in China. [Full text]

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