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A room is decorated with artwork and busts of popes at the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

Visitors can now tour rooms in the Apostolic Palace at Castel Gandolfo, including the Pope’s bedroom and private study

A village woman shows a picture of Guo Jincai after his ordination as bishop by the Chinese state church in 2010. According to reports, the bishop will soon be recognised by the Vatican (AP)

A breakthrough may be near in the long-running dispute between the Vatican and China

An episcopal ordination in Xuzhou, China (AP)

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Pope Francis speaks with Andrea Tornielli last year (CNS)

The article in La Stampa is headlined ‘Catholics who are anti-Francis but love Putin’

People pray during a 2013 Mass in Qingdao, China (CNS)

According to the Holy Spirit Study Centre of Hong Kong’s Catholic diocese, the rules would tighten controls of foreign clergy and religious material on the internet

Actress Anastasia Lin has shown MPs evidence of forced organ harvesting in China (AP)

China’s evil secret

A Miss World contestant is exposing a practice that the communist regime doesn’t want you to hear about

There are believed to be 12 million Catholics in China (AP)

Coadjutor bishop arrested before he could take control of Wenzhou diocese, reports claim

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians (AP)

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Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin said there said there are ‘many hopes and expectations for new developments’ in diplomacy