China’s list of candidates will be submitted to Pope Francis for vetting. Photo: AFPChina’s list of candidates will be submitted to Pope Francis for vetting. Photo: AFP
China’s list of candidates will be submitted to Pope Francis for vetting. Photo: AFP

China’s deal with Vatican faces key test with appointment of first bishop under new arrangement

  • Process of selecting candidate to fill vacant see in Inner Mongolia should be agreement’s first test
  • Controversial deal signed in September was supposed to end rift between underground and state-sanctioned churches

Topic |   China-Vatican relations
China’s list of candidates will be submitted to Pope Francis for vetting. Photo: AFPChina’s list of candidates will be submitted to Pope Francis for vetting. Photo: AFP
China’s list of candidates will be submitted to Pope Francis for vetting. Photo: AFP
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