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Bishop of Guangzhou silent on religious repression at Taiwan talk

HONG KONG (UCAN): A talk given by Bishop Joseph Gan Junqiu of Guangzhou, at the ninth Fu Jen Academia Catholica International Conference was flagged for not reflecting the truth about religious repression on the mainland.
 
Bishop Gan spoke about contemporary Catholic theological education and cultural construction in China at the conference, hosted by Taiwan Fu Jen Catholic University from May 4 to 5.
 

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Talk of accord on bishops does not equate to diplomatic ties

Hong Kong (UCAN): Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan of Taipei, Taiwan, does not believe an expected Vatican-China deal on appointing bishops will lead to the eventual establishment of diplomatic relations.
 
He said that establishment of diplomatic relations is hyped up once a year but never comes true. 
 
“The pope will not give up his flock in Taiwan and China,” he said.
 

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