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A source close to the Vatican told the Wall Street Journal: ‘We thought we had an agreement’

A former ambassador provides some advice for Vatican officials negotiating with China

The Holy See is doing little to challenge authoritarian regimes

Cardinal Zen has history on his side, and he knows China better than any in the Vatican diplomatic corps

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Bishop Sorondo said relations between the Pope and China were ‘very good’ even if no formal deal had been reached

Cardinal Joseph Zen says that, in their desperation for a deal, the Pope’s advisers seem to want ‘success at any cost’

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Priest speaking anonymously says Catholics reconciling in China is more important than the state of Holy See-Beijing relations

There is no one better than a repentant fanatic to tell us how wicked fanaticism can be