ICC Note: The Vatican wants to reach a deal with the state-backed Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association, which oversees the registered Church in China. However, some church leaders are worried that the Vatican is at risk of “selling out the Catholic Church in China.
“There is no affiliate relationship between our country’s religions and foreign religions. Our country’s religious groups and religious matters do not accept domination by foreign forces,” the religious affairs bureau chief, Wang Zuoan, wrote this week in the bi-monthly Communist Party journal Qiushi, or “Seeking Truth”.
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