A boy offers candles at a Sunday mass in the state-approved Xuanwumen Catholic Church, otherwise known as the South Cathedral in Beijing. Picture: EPA
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

When China welcomed its first Catholic missionary

The warm reception received by missionary John of Montecorvino in 1294 has evolved into a frosty standoff with the Vatican today

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A boy offers candles at a Sunday mass in the state-approved Xuanwumen Catholic Church, otherwise known as the South Cathedral in Beijing. Picture: EPA
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