Taipei archbishop dismisses speculation about China-Vatican ties

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/02/03
By: Lee Ming-zong and Kuan-lin Liu

Taipei, Feb. 3 (CNA) Dialogue between the Holy See and China, especially regarding the

John Hung Shan-chuan (洪山川)

appointment of Chinese bishops, does not mean that the two countries will establish diplomatic ties, Archbishop of Taipei John Hung Shan-chuan (洪山川) said Saturday, commenting on media reports of a significant breakthrough in China-Vatican ties.

Reuters reported Thursday that a framework accord between the two countries on the appointment of bishops in China was ready and “could be signed in a few months,” citing an unnamed senior Vatican source.

The report said that even a partial resolution of that contentious issue could open the way for the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Vatican and China.

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