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Sinicisation pushed by China’s state-sanctioned bishops’ conference

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop Joseph Ma Yinglin of Kunming, the president of the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC), has pledged to work with the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA) to develop the Sinicisation of religion.
 
Bishop Ma was speaking after Wang Zuo’an, deputy minister of the United Front Work Department (UFWD), visited the CCPA and the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China BCCCC in Beijing.
 

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Foreign powers warned to stay out of religion

HONG KONG (UCAN): Parroting the tired old line, Wang Zuo’an, the deputy minister of the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), insisted that China’s religious affairs cannot be dominated by any foreign powers.
 

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Top religious affairs official promoted in new structure

HONG KONG (UCAN): The long-standing director of China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA), Wang Zuo’an, has been formally transferred to the United Front Work Department (UFWD), as the religious affairs bureau is officially absorbed into the latter office.
 
While Wang will be promoted to deputy director of the UFWD, he will his retain his SARA title to prevent confusion in dealings with other nations on religious matters.
 

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The pope’s a nice guy but…

BEIJING (AsiaNews): The director of the State Administration of Religious Affairs in Beijing, Wang Zuo’an, sent a written reply to an inquiry from a Hong Kong commercial radio station affirming that the process of Sinicisation of religion espoused by the general secretary of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping, in his epic address to the Nineteenth National Congress of the Party on October 18, is here to stay.
 
However, in his response to the radio station on October 21, Wang was gracious in praising the attitude of Pope Francis.

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