COMMENTARY: A Possible Solution for the Vatican’s China Problem

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c. 2007 Religion News Service (UNDATED) Last weekend (Jan. 19-20), Pope Benedict XVI convened his top advisers to consider his options in dealing with China’s state-run Catholic church, the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association (CPCA), and its continued defiance in ordaining bishops without the pope’s approval. The CPCA was formally excommunicated in 1957 because it cooperated […]

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