Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the crypt of the Basilica of St. Francis, in Assisi, Italy on Saturday. Photo: Vatican Media via AP Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the crypt of the Basilica of St. Francis, in Assisi, Italy on Saturday. Photo: Vatican Media via AP
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the crypt of the Basilica of St. Francis, in Assisi, Italy on Saturday. Photo: Vatican Media via AP
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Engagement with the Vatican must not be squandered by Beijing

  • Rapprochement with the Holy See will prove that the communist central government can be a trustworthy partner with major religious authorities around the world

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the crypt of the Basilica of St. Francis, in Assisi, Italy on Saturday. Photo: Vatican Media via AP Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the crypt of the Basilica of St. Francis, in Assisi, Italy on Saturday. Photo: Vatican Media via AP
Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the crypt of the Basilica of St. Francis, in Assisi, Italy on Saturday. Photo: Vatican Media via AP
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