Pope Francis is keen to renew the deal. Photo: AP Pope Francis is keen to renew the deal. Photo: AP
Pope Francis is keen to renew the deal. Photo: AP

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China’s deal with the Catholic church: ‘sell-out’ or pathway to better relations?

  • Pope Francis has said he wants the landmark 2018 agreement on the appointment of bishops to continue despite accusations it betrayed those who stayed faithful to Rome
  • China’s Catholics are currently divided between a state-sanctioned church and an underground one

Topic |   China-Vatican relations
Pope Francis is keen to renew the deal. Photo: AP Pope Francis is keen to renew the deal. Photo: AP
Pope Francis is keen to renew the deal. Photo: AP
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