China’s Catholics are divided between the state-supervised Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and an underground church that swears loyalty to the Vatican. Photo: AFP

Beijing needs to show better understanding of churches after deal

A provisional agreement with the Vatican on the appointment of bishops remains unclear and comes at a time when the Communist Party is cracking down on religion

Topic |   China-Vatican relations

TOP PICKS

China’s Catholics are divided between the state-supervised Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and an underground church that swears loyalty to the Vatican. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE