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Official bishops back Vatican-China deal

HONG KONG (UCAN): Chinese bishops attending the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing gave their backing to the Vatican-China provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops.
 
Bishop Vincent Zhan Silu of Mindong, a CPPCC member and a vice-chairperson of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA), told Hong Kong’s Sing Tao Daily on March 3 that the deal was a win-win agreement that would promote the unity of the Chinese Church and its healthy development.
 

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Chinese bishops break silence on Vatican deal

HONG KONG (UCAN): Chinese bishops have broken the taboo about rarely talking about Sino-Vatican relations by backing a proposed deal on episcopal appointments.
 
The bishops, who have government recognition, spoke at the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People’s Congress (NPC) held recently in Beijing. They said the agreement is developing in a good direction and expressed support for the president, Xi Jinping, saying their citizenship takes priority over religion and beliefs.
 

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