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Hidden wordplay in congress lingo

HONG KONG (UCAN): The most positive signal coming out of the Ninth National Congress of Catholic Representatives held in Beijing from December 27 to 29 is that the phrase China’s electing and ordaining bishops on its own appears only once in the work report on the period since the previous conference in 2010.

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Vatican statement on China brings comfort and hope

HONG KONG (AsiaNews): Priests in China approached by AsiaNews all spoke with satisfaction about the statement released by the Vatican on November 20 commenting on the Congress of Catholic Representatives, scheduled from December 27 to 29, and the presence of an illicitly ordained bishop at two ordinations on November 30 and December 2 (Sunday Examiner, January 1).

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Public airing of China’s view

ROME (AsiaNews): Coming from 31 provinces and autonomous regions of China, 365 representatives attended the Ninth Congress of Catholic Representatives at the Tian Tai Beijing Hotel from December 27 to 29.

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