By: Claudia Liu and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Oct. 31 (CNA) Taiwan is not opposed to dialogue between the Vatican and China based on human rights and religious freedom, the Presidential Office said Monday, amid reports that the two have taken a major step toward ending their six-decade estrangement.
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that the Vatican and China have reached a consensus on the appointment of cardinals, heralding better relations between the two sides.
The Vatican currently has diplomatic ties with the Republic of China (Taiwan) rather than Beijing and is Taiwan’s only diplomatic ally in Europe and one of only 22 allies around the world. [FULL STORY]