A member of the crowd waves the flag of China as Pope Francis leaves following the weekly general audience at St Peter's Square earlier this month. Photo: AFP

Catholic Church accuses China of intimidating Vatican loyalists

  • Holy See’s request to stop pressuring those emerging from underground church is latest strain on historic deal with Beijing
  • Priests and bishops have to register with the state, but some fear the declaration they have to sign jeopardises their loyalty to the Pope
Topic |   China-Vatican relations

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A member of the crowd waves the flag of China as Pope Francis leaves following the weekly general audience at St Peter's Square earlier this month. Photo: AFP
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