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  1. 'Illicit' ordination will harm improving ties, Vatican warns Beijing

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The Vatican issued a stern warning that its relations with China would be damaged if Beijing goes ahead with plans to unilaterally ordain a bishop tomorrow without papal ... conference opposed by the Holy See, has raised fears that hardliners on the mainland want to derail ongoing Sino-Vatican dialogue. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the Holy See ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Vatican entreaty an important step forward

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The establishment of a Vatican committee to explore ways to mend relations with Beijing is a step forward in efforts to bring about better relations. It has been accompanied by conciliatory language from the Vatican and has met with a positive reaction from the mainland. But the new committee has an onerous task: no matter what approach it takes, mainland authorities ...

  5. Vatican-backed bishop leads reopening Mass

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vatican-approved bishop-elect. However, hopes that Father Joseph Gan Junqiu would be ordained as bishop at the same time were dashed, with observers saying they believed the Vatican had announced its ... servant who travelled from Hong Kong for the ceremony. A Hong Kong Catholic who is active in the mainland church and asked not to be identified said: 'They [the Vatican] spoke too soon so ...

  6. A new setback to better Sino-Vatican relations

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Vatican is an old hand at diplomacy and a master of its arts. But the latest attempt to build a bridge to better relations with Beijing has come to an undiplomatic end. The central ... severed in 1951. Questions arise over the way in which the matter was handled. The Vatican incurred Beijing's wrath by publicising the names of mainland bishops invited to the synod- ...

  7. HK's role in Sino-Vatican relations 'will not change'

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... of John Paul II's successor, a Vatican official said. The official and analysts also believe the death of the Pope would present an opportunity for re-establishing diplomatic negotiations, and praised Beijing's condolence message to the Vatican as a 'positive sign'. Speaking to the South China Morning Post, the Vatican official involved in China affairs said Hong ...

  8. Dalai Lama out, bishop in, after talks

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Ivan Zhai

    ... Kristine Kwok, Ivan Zhai and Ambrose Leung Cleric elevated following Sino-Vatican meeting The state-sanctioned Catholic church yesterday installed a priest loyal to the Pope as Bishop of Guangzhou following recent high-level Vatican talks in Beijing. The meeting is believed to have been postponed from early November after some Christian newspapers in Europe reported that Pope ...

  9. Catholics facing dangerous rift as illicit bishops turn to government

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paul Mooney Although there have been rumours of a reconciliation between the Vatican and the Catholic Church in China for many years, Ren Yanli, the former head of the Christian Studies ... with the Vatican,' said Ren, who obtained a doctorate from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy, in 2001. 'It never said that- it was just the Vatican [that wanted to restore ...

  10. Mainland Catholics remain in the cold

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to official fellowship due to the frosty relations between Beijing and the Vatican. When the nationalist government lost control of the mainland from its communist rivals in 1949, the papal nunciature ... of diplomatic ties with the Vatican, little progress has been made. Relations- or non-relations- between the two sides have remained stagnant, especially since the Vatican's 2000 decision ...




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