China’s state-sanctioned Catholic Church said it will continue to operate “independently” after Beijing’s deal with the Vatican on the appointment of bishops. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s state-sanctioned Catholic Church vows to remain ‘independent’ after Vatican deal

Governing body says it will ‘uphold the fine tradition of loving the country and the church’ and ‘the path that suits a socialist society’

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China’s state-sanctioned Catholic Church said it will continue to operate “independently” after Beijing’s deal with the Vatican on the appointment of bishops. Photo: EPA-EFE
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