- Jun 3, 2020
The provisional agreement signed in 2018 by the Holy See and the Chinese government has “opened the way to the two most important things: pastoral activity and dialogue,” said Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli.
The Vatican official who negotiated a landmark agreement between the Holy See and China on bishop nominations said Monday that the path to normalizing Catholic life in the country “is still long” but that a new future is now possible.
Two underground bishops in China have agreed to step aside in favor of bishops of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, in the wake of a deal signed between the Holy See and the Chinese government.
Few hold much hope for today’s Vatican-mediated talks between the government and the opposition in Venezuela, but if they fail, more blood could be spilled and more lives lost. The relatives of political prisoners were in St. Peter’s Square over the weekend to highlight what’s at stake.