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Too Little Too Late, Vatican Objects To "Installation Ceremony" Of Chinese Bishop

Block in the Vatican-China relations: The Holy See objects in a Saturday statement "with surprise and regret" to the November 24 “installation ceremony” of Bishop John Peng Weizhao as Auxiliary Bishop of Yujiang Dicoese.

Yujiang Diocese is “not recognized” by the Holy See, “This event, in fact, did not take place in accordance with the spirit of dialogue that exists between the Vatican and Chinese sides.”

And, “What is more, the civil recognition of Bishop Peng was reportedly preceded by long and heavy pressure from local authorities.”

The Holy See hopes that similar episodes will not be repeated, waits for an appropriate communications on the matter, but still “reaffirms its full readiness to continue respectful dialogue.”

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Kenjiro M. Yoshimori
HAHAHAHA! There go your chances to be Pope, Parolin. 😂 😂 😂 😂
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The Vatican says that Chinese authorities have violated the terms stipulated in its provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops.
Dr Bobus
Surprised that China violated the agreement?
Scapular
Surprised the Vatican made the agreement and honoured the agreement.
andreas adi
surprise,regret,and forget
Lisi Sterndorfer
If you can't trust the Chinese Communist Party, then who *can* you trust?
Hound of Heaven
Idiots or villains; take your pick.
De Profundis
Resumee, The Vatican looks at best like a naive and incompetent squid swimming in a tank of sharks or at worst like a betrayer.