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The Church has faced state interference with bishop appointments long before China – now is not the moment to bow to political pressure

Church bombed as tensions between state military and ethnic groups in northern Burma escalate

The demonstration followed protests by hardline Muslims against the city’s minority Christian governor

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The cardinal said if the Vatican cannot get a ‘good deal’ from the Chinese government then it must walk away from negotiations

If the Church in China accept state-appointed bishops, it would damage the Church and confuse the faithful

Fr Dong Guanhua offered to ordain others without the Pope’s mandate

Cardinal Zen said the Vatican’s plan would be a ‘surrender’

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