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  1. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the last paragraph of 'Vatican plan to spell out meaning of Pope's letter' on Page A7 yesterday, some participants at the meeting were wrongly described as mainlanders. They came from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. ...

  2. Church links

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing says the Vatican is prepared to sever ties with Taiwan and is willing to discuss Beijing's demand that administration of the Catholic Church on the mainland is an internal matter. What do you think? Write to us. ...

  3. Vatican rules out any China walkabout during Pope's trip

    Posted Mar 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung in Rome The Vatican has ruled out any detour for Pope Benedict to other regions, including the mainland and Taiwan, when he travels to Australia in July for World Youth Day, according to Taipei's envoy to the Vatican. Tou Cho-seng, the island's ambassador to its last European ally, said the Pope's action was understandable as he could not visit ...

  4. Vatican begins review of policy towards mainland

    Posted Mar 11th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung in Rome Top Vatican officials and bishops from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau began a three-day closed-door meeting yesterday to review developments related to the Catholic ... to the mainland, amid conflicting signals from Beijing over the future of Sino-Vatican relations ahead of the Olympics. Speaking before the session, Taiwanese Cardinal Paul Shan Kuo-hsi said that rather ...

  5. Zen to make plea to Pope on mission to Vatican

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... in dioceses worldwide are, by tradition, required to brief the Pope once every five years on visits to Rome. But because of red tape in the Vatican bureaucracy and the death of Pope John Paul II ... in the past 10 years, which will be sent to the Vatican before Cardinal Zen and Bishop Tong arrive in Rome on June 25. Although the diocese's role as a bridge between the universal church ...

  6. Religious chief denies upbeat comments on Sino-Vatican relations

    Posted Mar 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok China's top religious affairs official yesterday played down expectations of an imminent breakthrough in Sino-Vatican relations, saying overseas media had inaccurately ... to rather upbeat comments he reportedly made during a trip to the US last month. After talks with the Vatican's envoy in Washington, Mr Ye was quoted by overseas media as saying Beijing ...

  7. Vatican summit on China strategy

    Posted Mar 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Holy See plots way ahead on Beijing ties after Pope's overture to Chinese Catholics Top Vatican officials will review the Holy See's China strategy when they gather ... the future after reviewing key developments since Pope Benedict's letter to Chinese Catholics last June. At the first summit of the Vatican China affairs commission- formed in January last year- ...

  8. Vatican calls for more reconciliatory talks with Beijing

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung in Rome The Vatican has made a fresh gesture of goodwill towards Beijing by calling for renewed dialogue between the two sides after a high-level meeting of the Holy ... Catholics last June. Despite speculation that Beijing and the Vatican, which has diplomatic ties with Taiwan, would increase negotiations ahead of the Olympics, recent developments from the mainland ...

  9. Vatican plan to spell out meaning of Pope's letter

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung in Rome The Vatican was planning to issue a clarification of directives contained in Pope Benedict's letter to mainland Catholics, in light of the response ... sometimes heated, one participant said. The meeting was the first opportunity for the members of the Vatican commission on China affairs, set up in January last year, to meet and review the latest ...

  10. Vatican nod for bishop to succeed Cardinal Zen

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The Vatican has named Auxiliary Bishop John Tong Hon coadjutor bishop of the Hong Kong diocese, paving the way for Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun to step down. The Holy See ... for chief executive. The appointment has raised concerns the diocese might soften its stance on democracy while seeking to smooth Sino-Vatican relations. The appointment is a procedural matter ...




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