A Catholic boy offering candles at a Sunday mass in the state-approved Xuanwumen Catholic Church in Beijing. Photo: EPA

Both Beijing and the Vatican gain from improved relationship

A reported spirit of compromise on the appointment of new bishops will put a positive spin on China’s international image and give the millions of Catholics on the mainland a more formal connection with the Vatican

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A Catholic boy offering candles at a Sunday mass in the state-approved Xuanwumen Catholic Church in Beijing. Photo: EPA
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