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  • Oct 23, 2014
  • Updated: 12:29am


Pope's show of tolerance needs to extend to China

Once called 'God's Rottweiler' because of his hardline doctrinal stance as a cardinal responsible for upholding the Catholic faith, Pope Benedict XVI has opted for quiet diplomacy in the church's efforts to heal its breach with Beijing.

Thursday, 22 October, 2009, 12:00am

Buyback drains church coffers

The buyback of the confiscated land has drained the church's coffers, but it was a chance that could not be missed, says Xian diocese Coadjutor Bishop Dang Ming-yan .

He said the church could later have paid even more than 6.5 million yuan for the 1,800 square metre site if it had missed its chance.

15 May 2006 - 12:00am

Still bishop

Might I clarify one point in the Agence France Presse story about the Catholic Church in Shanghai (Sunday Morning Post, June 22)? In the Catholic Church Worldwide, bishops are appointed by the Pope. Ignatius Kung Pinmei was appointed Bishop of Shanghai by Pope Pius XII in 1949 and spent 30 years in prison for his faith.

6 Jul 1997 - 12:00am


I refer to the report headlined, 'Catholics told to accept selectors' (South China Morning Post, May 3). It is interesting to read that the Catholic Church leadership has warned church organisations and priests not to express opinions different from those of the church on the subject (of the selection committee for the chief executive and provisional legislature). What are those opinions?

16 May 1996 - 12:00am

Most Filipino Catholics - paper Christians

I APPRECIATE Kevin Sinclair's views (South China Morning Post, September 12) on population growth in my country, the Philippines. I would like to add my comments as a Christian Protestant.

The Catholic Church definitely needs to review its stand on population control and family planning.

16 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Birth control re-think essential

I REFER to my letter criticising the policy of the Catholic Church on birth control (South China Morning Post, August 19) and the subsequent correspondence.

10 Sep 1994 - 12:00am