The Chinese Catholic Church in Changing Times

Cindy Yik-yi Chu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In September 2018, the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had reached a provisional agreement with Beijing on the appointment of bishops in China. The Vatican expressed the hope that this breakthrough would lead to further improvements in its relations with Beijing. In a landmark in the history of the Catholic Church in contemporary China, the two sides agreed to allow for the ordination of bishops agreeable to both the Vatican and China. This book provides readers with the information and insights needed to better understand Sino-Vatican relations and the rationale behind the decisions taken by Pope Francis. It includes articles that discuss the Chinese Church as a whole and those that focus on particular aspects of its activities, including diplomacy, politics, leadership, pilgrims, and youths.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeople, Communities, and the Catholic Church in China
EditorsCindy Yik-yi Chu, Paul P. Mariani
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Pivot
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789811516795
ISBN (Print)9789811516788, 9789811516818
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameChristianity in Modern China
PublisherPalgrave Pivot
ISSN (Print)2730-7875

User-Defined Keywords

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • Catholic Church
  • Sino-Vatican relations


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