Cardinal Zen said the Vatican’s plan would be a ‘surrender’
Cardinal John Tong said the Church ‘cannot and should not’ intervene in political struggles in China
Bishop Thaddeus, under house arrest for four years, says he was wrong to criticise the Catholic Patriotic Association
If the Vatican is to initiate closer relations with mainland China, in what way would this benefit country’s Catholic Church?
Bishop Zhang Huaixin, who spent years in labour camps, was admired as a role model for Chinese Catholics
Ordination Mass drew 1,400 people, with an extra 500 turned away by authorities
China proposal to the Holy See offers hopes of breakthrough
Vatican spokesman says that such an ordination would damage relations between the Holy See and China