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Most of China's Catholics are Unaware of Pope's Resignation
Catholic World Report ^
| Anthony E. Clark, Ph.D.
Posted on 02/22/2013 10:25:20 AM PST by marshmallow
After a week of international news coverage about the pope's imminent retirement, China's news has so far failed to announce it. China's Catholics, even the priests, are still unaware of what is happening in Rome, and this media silence in China about the pope's retirement comes at a time when the government has begun a three-part campaign to "eradicate non-sanctioned Christian activities." The government's official response to the pope's announcement has not appeared in the news, which reiterates the Communist party line. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman stated:
TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
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Unless they're somehow getting their news from Hong Kong or elsewhere Chinese Catholics most probably don't have the first clue what's happening in Rome.I'm sure that if you google “Benedict XVI” in China you get the same kinds of hits you get with “Tienanmen Square”...meaning *nothing*.
posted on 02/22/2013 10:43:59 AM PST
by Gay State Conservative
("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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