Radio Taiwan International
Vice President Chen Chien-jen will travel to the Vatican for the canonization of Pope Paul
VI on October 14.
Chen previously attended the canonization of Mother Teresa in 2016.
Taiwan and the Vatican have had diplomatic relations for 76 years. The Holy See is Taiwan’s only diplomatic ally in Europe. Recently, Taiwan’s ties with the Vatican have been under the spotlight with the signing of an agreement between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops. Taipei had been concerned that rapprochement between Beijing and the Holy See might result in a break in relations.
Pope Paul VI reigned from 1963 to his death in 1978. During his time as pontiff, he oversaw the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council in 1965. [FULL STORY]