Watchers of papal affairs believe Pope Francis is unlikely to receive a visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA

Chinese President Xi Jinping ‘unlikely to observe leaders’ custom’ and meet pope during visit to Italy

  • Beijing says it is unaware of plans for Xi to visit the Vatican
  • Such a move would run contrary to China’s religious affairs policy
Topic |   Religion in China

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Watchers of papal affairs believe Pope Francis is unlikely to receive a visit from Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA
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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.