Pope Francis was “eager” to use the talks to explore “renewal or formalisation” of a provisional deal on appointing bishops, according to a source. Photo: APPope Francis was “eager” to use the talks to explore “renewal or formalisation” of a provisional deal on appointing bishops, according to a source. Photo: AP
Pope Francis was “eager” to use the talks to explore “renewal or formalisation” of a provisional deal on appointing bishops, according to a source. Photo: AP

exclusive | Pope Francis ‘initiated talks’ on bishops deal between Chinese and Vatican foreign ministers

  • Wang Yi met his counterpart Archbishop Paul Gallagher in Munich on Friday in a rare meeting between the two sides
  • Holy See seeking to renew or formalise agreement on appointing bishops, source says

Topic |   China-Vatican relations
Pope Francis was “eager” to use the talks to explore “renewal or formalisation” of a provisional deal on appointing bishops, according to a source. Photo: APPope Francis was “eager” to use the talks to explore “renewal or formalisation” of a provisional deal on appointing bishops, according to a source. Photo: AP
Pope Francis was “eager” to use the talks to explore “renewal or formalisation” of a provisional deal on appointing bishops, according to a source. Photo: AP
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