Agreement reached in 2018 giving Pope veto over Chinese bishop appointments remains untested as renewal date looms. Illustration: SCMP Graphics
Agreement reached in 2018 giving Pope veto over Chinese bishop appointments remains untested as renewal date looms. Illustration: SCMP Graphics

Vatican hits stumbling block on road to rebuilding ties with China

  • Agreement reached in 2018 giving Pope veto over Chinese bishop appointments remains untested as renewal date looms
  • Both sides indicate they will extend pact despite persecution of Catholics and delays in appointing clergy

Agreement reached in 2018 giving Pope veto over Chinese bishop appointments remains untested as renewal date looms. Illustration: SCMP Graphics
Agreement reached in 2018 giving Pope veto over Chinese bishop appointments remains untested as renewal date looms. Illustration: SCMP Graphics
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