Pope Francis has voiced on several occasions his desire to visit China. Photo: AFP

China discusses Covid-19 with Vatican but ‘unaware’ of visit by Pope Francis

  • Report of secret plans for visit remains unsubstantiated as experts describe the idea as unlikely amid coronavirus travel cancellations
  • But Beijing expresses willingness to improve ties with the Vatican after cooling of relations since 2018 agreement on bishop appointments
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Pope Francis has voiced on several occasions his desire to visit China. Photo: AFP
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