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  • Hong Kong conspicuous by absence from list of Pope’s Christmas concerns

    Hong Kong conspicuous by absence from list of Pope’s Christmas concerns

    • Dec 26, 2019

    When Pope Francis ticked off all the countries suffering political and violent unrest during his traditional Christmas blessing and prayed for peace in these nations, one city, Hong Kong, which is currently in the thick of months of heated protests, was notably absent from this list.

  • Experts say formal Vatican-China ties are a distant hope

    Experts say formal Vatican-China ties are a distant hope

    • Dec 10, 2019

    Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, raised eyebrows this weekend when he said the next step for the Vatican and China would be to establish formal diplomatic relations and spoke of a possible future papal trip, yet experts say official ties are still a long way off.

  • From air, pope greets leaders of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

    From air, pope greets leaders of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

    • Nov 23, 2019

    Pope Francis managed an airborne diplomatic dance by sending telegrams of greetings to the leaders of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan as he flew through their airspace on his way from Thailand to Japan.

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