Hundreds of chairs are lined up in St Peter’s Square ahead of Sunday’s beatification ceremony for John Paul I. Photo: AP
Hundreds of chairs are lined up in St Peter’s Square ahead of Sunday’s beatification ceremony for John Paul I. Photo: AP
Taiwan

Taiwan sends special envoy to beatification of former pope John Paul I

  • Chen Chien-je, a former vice-president, will attend the ceremony to highlight ‘the close friendship’ between Taiwan and the Vatican
  • The Vatican is one of a handful of countries with formal diplomatic relations with Taipei, but has tried to improve relations with Beijing under Pope Francis

Hundreds of chairs are lined up in St Peter’s Square ahead of Sunday’s beatification ceremony for John Paul I. Photo: AP
Hundreds of chairs are lined up in St Peter’s Square ahead of Sunday’s beatification ceremony for John Paul I. Photo: AP
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