Pope Francis is under pressure to withdraw from the agreement amid criticism over China’s human rights record. Photo: AFP Pope Francis is under pressure to withdraw from the agreement amid criticism over China’s human rights record. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis is under pressure to withdraw from the agreement amid criticism over China’s human rights record. Photo: AFP

Vatican seeks to extend bishops deal with Beijing that has brought ‘positive, despite limited’ results

  • Holy See defends its position on the controversial agreement as pressure mounts on Pope Francis
  • Vatican’s secretary of state says it is ‘worth continuing’ to ‘verify its usefulness for the church in China’

Topic |   China-Vatican relations
Pope Francis is under pressure to withdraw from the agreement amid criticism over China’s human rights record. Photo: AFP Pope Francis is under pressure to withdraw from the agreement amid criticism over China’s human rights record. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis is under pressure to withdraw from the agreement amid criticism over China’s human rights record. Photo: AFP
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