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  • German ambassador to China calls for release of bishop

    German ambassador to China calls for release of bishop

    German ambassador Michael Clauss asked the Chinese government to release a Catholic bishop who has been held in confinement since his appointment last year. The incident marks yet another example of existing tensions between the Vatican and China when it comes to appointing bishops.

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  • Pope, Merkel find ‘harmony’ on Africa, climate change and poverty

    Pope, Merkel find ‘harmony’ on Africa, climate change and poverty

    German Chancellor Merkel told the press that she and Pope Francis had talked about Africa during their 40-minute encounter, especially the role of the European Union in trying to promote economic development. She said the two leaders had also discussed the importance of “tearing down walls,” protecting the environment, and promoting a multilateral approach to solving global problems.

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  • As Merkel calls on Pope Francis, is a partnership in the works?

    As Merkel calls on Pope Francis, is a partnership in the works?

    Popes generally work hard to have good relations with politicians of all stripes, but when they find one of consequence with whom they have a special rapport, history can change. Looking around the global stage today, the best candidate for such a partner of Pope Francis may well be Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, who’s coming calling on the pontiff on Saturday.

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