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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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- ...

  3. Vatican party in Beijing for talks on sealing ties

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung First visit in six years shows deal in sight for switch from Taiwan, say observers A high-level Vatican delegation is in Beijing for secret negotiations with the Foreign Ministry on the possible re-establishment of diplomatic relations. It is the first time senior Vatican officials have visited the mainland on a formal diplomatic mission since 2000, when ...

  4. Vatican group to oversee mainland relations

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Move comes a day after the Holy See said it hoped to restore diplomatic ties The Vatican will set up a permanent commission to handle China affairs, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun confirmed yesterday. The long-awaited move was the key result of a two-day high-level meeting called to map the Vatican's strategy for dealing with China. The meeting ended ...

  5. Cost, not politics, delaying Vatican show, says official

    Posted May 05th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The long delay in staging a Vatican art exhibition in Hong Kong was due to the high cost involved, the government said yesterday, while sidestepping questions on whether political pressure from Beijing was behind the hold-up. The Vatican Museum wrote to the government again last month, pushing for a progress report on the exhibition. Hong Kong's plan to stage ...

  6. Beijing should be eager to restore ties with Vatican

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One would think that the mainland would be eager to normalise relations with the Vatican, a religious body that is recognised by more than 100 nations and is an official observer at the United Nations. Some have blamed the Vatican for the impasse with the mainland, but the reality is that Beijing expelled the Apostolic Nuncio to China following the communists' accession ...

  7. Vatican set to compromise with Beijing

    Posted Mar 24th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung at the Vatican The Holy See is ready to compromise with Beijing over how far religious freedom should be relaxed in exchange for re-establishing diplomatic relations, a top Vatican official said yesterday. 'Naturally we want the bird to fly freely outside, but I will be satisfied at this moment if the cage is as big as this room instead of just a small one like ...

  8. Choice of bishop positive step towards Vatican ties

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A battle of wills has kept relations between Beijing and the Vatican poor for more than half a century. Both insist they have the right to determine how the Catholic religion is administered and by whom. The coming and passing of popes in Rome has had no effect; pressure from outside the mainland to allow more religious freedom has largely been ignored. Nor has the Vatican ...

  9. Vatican and China

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Did Pope John Paul II, who died yesterday, still have ambitions to fulfil in Asia, particularly in regard to China? How can the next pope make peace with the central government? Share your thoughts: write to us ...

  10. Catholics' wishes with Pope: official

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Religious affairs chief says channels with Vatican are open China's top official in charge of religious affairs said yesterday that the mainland's Catholics hope the Pope will recover soon and that Beijing has kept open channels of communication with the Vatican. When asked if the central government would seek to normalise Sino-Vatican ...




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