Skip to comments.Hong Kong Bishop Fears Chinese Catholic 'Suppression' to Continue Despite Vatican Pact
Posted on 10/09/2018 6:09:54 AM PDT by marshmallow
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kongs leading Catholic cleric said on Wednesday that he feared continued suppression of Catholics in mainland China despite a landmark accord struck last month between the Vatican and Beijings Communist Party leadership.
Michael Yeung, the Bishop of Hong Kong, said it would take time to address issues beyond the appointment of bishops agreed in the accord. These included the release of detained clerics and full free expression of religious belief in China.
The details of the provisional agreement, which gives the Vatican its long-desired approval of the appointment of bishops in China, have not been made public by either side.
Yeung, whose Hong Kong diocese has for decades served as a free Catholic beachhead on the edge of an officially atheist China, said he had not seen the details.
I dont think the signing of this provisional agreement means the solution of everything. It takes time, it will take a few years to see, he told Reuters in a rare interview.
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