News of the surprise resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has made its way to China, where relations between the government-sanctioned Catholic Church and the Vatican have long been strained. According to a post by the New York...
Pope Benedict XVI
by Liu Yong | Aug 3, 2008
From AP: Pope Benedict XVI sent greetings to China on Sunday before the Olympics and said he hoped the Games would offer an example of coexistence among people from different countries. He said he will follow the Olympics, which...
by Liu Yong | May 12, 2008
From AFP: The leader of Hong Kong’s Catholic Church said Monday that China was still not ready for a papal visit, as he denounced the Asian power’s lack of religious and media freedoms, a news agency reported....
by Liu Yong | May 8, 2008
From New York Times: The China Philharmonic Orchestra performed Mozart’s Requiem with the Shanghai Opera House Chorus for Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday, an unprecedented concert that could signal a thaw in the historically...
by Morgan Figuers | Mar 21, 2008
The Vatican is incorporating elements of Chinese culture into its Easter observances this year, though dialogue between the Pope and the Chinese government has become strained due to Tibet, reports AFP: Events in Tibet cast a...
by Morgan Figuers | Jun 30, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI has written a letter to the Chinese government that offers reconciliation, with hopes to end the persecuation of underground churches. From the New York Times: In an extraordinary open letter directed to Chinese Catholics and released Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI acknowledged the suffering experienced by Catholics under Communist rule but also concluded […]
by Wu Nan | Jan 4, 2007
From AP: Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to Christians who are persecuted for their faith, including Roman Catholics who suffer because of their loyalty to the pontiff, an apparent reference to the underground church in China. …Benedict has been leading a Vatican campaign for religious liberty, with particular attention to the plight of Catholics loyal […]
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