Cardinal says Vatican-China deal would put Catholics in communist cage

Nearly 70 years after China and the Vatican severed diplomatic relations, the two sides recently reached a framework accord on the thorny issue of who gets to appoint new Chinese bishops and a historic deal could be signed in a few months.

The 86-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, recently rebuked by the Vatican after he said it had “sold out” China’s faithful, said sources told him that under the framework agreement the pope would have the final veto power over bishops who are effectively chosen by the Chinese government.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-vatican/cardinal-says-vatican-china-deal-would-put-catholics-in-communist-cage-idUSKBN1FT23M

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