Radio Taiwan International
Vice President Chen Chien-jen departed for the Vatican on Thursday to attend the
canonization of Pope Paul VI. The Vatican is Taiwan’s only diplomatic ally nation in Europe.
Chen said relations between Taiwan and the Holy See are stable. He said Taiwan will hold to the universal values of religious freedom, democracy and peace in its continued support for Pope Francis. The vice president also said he will extend an invitation to the pope to visit Taiwan.
Chen will also meet Taiwan’s priests, monks and nuns stationed in the Vatican, as well as Taiwanese businesspeople and expatriates living in Italy. [FULL STORY]