Skip to comments.China to Pope Francis: Don’t ‘Interfere’ with Religion
Posted on 08/20/2014 6:51:10 PM PDT by marshmallow
VATICAN CITY China has reacted cautiously to a bid by Pope Francis to open new dialogue with Beijing, with some officials quick to warn the Vatican not to interfere with the countrys religion.
On his return flight from a five-day tour of South Korea, Francis said he was ready to go to China For sure! Tomorrow! after receiving a positive response to two goodwill telegrams he sent to President Xi Jinping as the pope flew over Chinese airspace.
We respect the Chinese people, Francis told journalists on the return flight Monday (Aug. 18). The church only asks for liberty for its task, for its work.
That is still a huge challenge, as the Vatican has not had diplomatic relations with China since 1951. The Catholic Church in China is divided between an official church known as the Catholic Patriotic Association, answerable to the Communist Party, and an underground church that swears allegiance to Rome.
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Ironic coming from them. The Chicoms are deathly afraid of religion at this point.
They still have telegrams in China?
“some officials quick to warn the Vatican not to interfere with the countrys religion.”
Sounds like Beijing is on to the pope. Maybe it’s the
homosexual agenda or the anti-capitalism or both.
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