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Unilateral setup of new seminary surprises archibishop of Tokyo

TOKYO (UCAN): “I am very confused by the decision of the congregation,” Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi of Tokyo, said in reaction to a letter from Fernando Cardinal Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, unilaterally announcing that a new seminary would be established for the Neocatechumenal Way somewhere in the Archdiocese of Tokyo.
 
In an August 15 statement he said he was not aware exactly where the seminary would be located or when it will become operational.
 

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A kite flier needs 
a kite runner

 

Did the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Fernando Cardinal Filoni, really expect some official response from Beijing to his almost impassioned appeal for a reopening of dialogue between Beijing and the Holy See, or was he just flying a kite? (Sunday Examiner, November 4).








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Don’t hold your breath waiting for a reply from Beijing

 

HONG KONG (UCAN): A bishop and some priests from mainland China have told Fernando Cardinal Filoni not to hold his breath waiting for a reply to his impassioned appeal to Beijing to open a dialogue with the Vatican.

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Cardinal Filoni in heartfelt appeal for dialogue

 

HONG KONG (SE): The prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and former head of the Vatican China study mission in Hong Kong, Fernando Cardinal Filoni, has broken a silence on China that he has kept almost completely intact since Hong Kong-born Archbishop Savio Tai-fai became secretary to the congregation nearly two years ago.

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