Pope Francis is shown on a giant screen in Loreto in central Italy on Monday. Photo: APPope Francis is shown on a giant screen in Loreto in central Italy on Monday. Photo: AP
Pope Francis is shown on a giant screen in Loreto in central Italy on Monday. Photo: AP

Vatican negotiator says deal with China on nominating bishops was basis for ‘more concrete dialogue’

  • Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli denies agreement was a sell-out of China’s underground church, but admits there is a long way to go
  • China’s 12 million Catholics are split between government-backed group and underground church whose priests and parishioners are detained and harassed

Topic |   Catholic Church
Pope Francis is shown on a giant screen in Loreto in central Italy on Monday. Photo: APPope Francis is shown on a giant screen in Loreto in central Italy on Monday. Photo: AP
Pope Francis is shown on a giant screen in Loreto in central Italy on Monday. Photo: AP
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