Historic deal between China and Vatican 'in the making'

Agreement could include Beijing giving the Vatican more say in picking bishops in state-approved churches. Beijing, China – After 67 years of acrimony, signs have emerged of improving relations between the Chinese government and the Vatican that could determine the future of the 10 million Catholics in China. Francesco Sisci, an Italian academic and a China-Vatican relations analyst, said there are […]

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Kim Jong Un says North Korea would welcome Pope Francis

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants Pope Francis to visit the officially atheist country, South Korea said Tuesday. South Korea’s presidential office said in a statement that Kim told President Moon Jae-in during their summit last month that the pope would be “enthusiastically” welcomed in North Korea. Kim has been intensely engaged in diplomacy in […]

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