Pope Francis said on Tuesday he loved China and would like to go to Beijing. Photo: Reuters

China open to closer relationship with Vatican, Beijing says after Pope Francis’ words of peace

  • ‘We appreciate the goodwill and friendship expressed by the Pope,’ foreign ministry says
  • ‘China is sincere and active in promoting Sino-Vatican relations [and] welcomes the development of relations
Topic |   China-Vatican relations
Pope Francis said on Tuesday he loved China and would like to go to Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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