• As debate over China deal continues, Taiwan ups its Roman profile

    As debate over China deal continues, Taiwan ups its Roman profile

    • Jul 4, 2019

    An event held this week at the Taiwanese Embassy to the Holy See was one of the rare moments in which the majority-Buddhist nation showed its face in Rome despite keeping a low profile – a trend which has increased following the Vatican’s deal with China on the appointment of bishops last year.

  • Love it or hate it, Francis’s China deal has a deep Vatican pedigree

    Love it or hate it, Francis’s China deal has a deep Vatican pedigree

    • Apr 6, 2019

    In recent weeks the Vatican has come under increasing fire for its preliminary agreement with China on the appointment of bishops, with many arguing that Francis has given authorities too much leeway, however, an approach of dialogue, allowance and even compromise is nothing new for the Vatican on China but is a papal strategy with communist regimes dating back to St. Paul VI.