Pope Francis has been under pressure to withdraw from the agreement. Photo: AFP Pope Francis has been under pressure to withdraw from the agreement. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis has been under pressure to withdraw from the agreement. Photo: AFP

China and the Vatican renew controversial bishops deal after ‘good start’

  • Agreement was hailed as a breakthrough when it was signed two years ago, but critics say it has done little to improve relations
  • Holy See says initial results ‘may not seem to be that great’ and acknowledges there are ‘still many situations causing serious suffering’ in China

Topic |   China-Vatican relations
Pope Francis has been under pressure to withdraw from the agreement. Photo: AFP Pope Francis has been under pressure to withdraw from the agreement. Photo: AFP
Pope Francis has been under pressure to withdraw from the agreement. Photo: AFP
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