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Vatican-China deal ‘not the best deal possible,’ says Holy See diplomat
The agreement with China was the fruit of a long process under three pontificates
Death of Pope Benedict XVI makes it to website of China’s...
The news of Benedict XVI’s death was taken from the official communication on the pontiff’s death released by the Holy See
Hong Kong court allows Cardinal Zen to attend Benedict XVI’s funeral
A magistrate ruled that the 90-year-old cardinal is allowed to leave Hong Kong for five days for the January 5 funeral of Benedict XVI
Pope Francis says dialogue ‘slow,’ but only way forward with China
In the America Magazine interview, published Nov. 28, Pope Francis emphasized dialogue “up to the point that is possible”
Analysis: Is the Vatican’s deal with China at stake?
The deal only concerned the appointment of bishops and not a possible resumption of diplomatic relations, a different subject to be discussed
Vatican says China violated terms of agreement with bishop installation
The provisional agreement between the Holy See and China was first signed in September 2018 and renewed for another two years in October 2020
Holy See expresses regret over installation ceremony of bishop in China
The Vatican statement said "the civil recognition of Bishop Peng was preceded … by prolonged and intense pressure by the local Authorities"
Analysis: The diplomatic principles behind the Vatican’s agreement with China
In the recent history of the Church, another agreement was managed in total secrecy, provided for compromises, and had similar effects
Cardinal Tagle defends Vatican-China deal on ordination of bishops
Cardinal Tagle said the Holy See signed the deal “to safeguard the sacramental nature of the Catholic Church in China”
China-Vatican deal on bishops’ appointments not ‘side element of some diplomatic...
Cardinal Tagle said the agreement ensures that Chinese Catholic bishops "can exercise their episcopal task in full communion with the pope”