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Pope Francis salutes the faithful upon his arrival in St. Peter's square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience

At his general audience, Francis also greeted a small group of Chinese pilgrims

Cardinal John Tong says the deal will end a ‘crisis of division’ between official and underground churches

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

Cardinal John Tong said the Church ‘cannot and should not’ intervene in political struggles in China

Fr Lombardi says Pope Francis remembers Chinese Catholics every day in prayer

Bishop Thaddeus, under house arrest for four years, says he was wrong to criticise the Catholic Patriotic Association

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

Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang writes open letter asking Catholics to defend ‘rights and dignity’