Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pope Throws Down Gauntlet With China

Tokyo, May. 22, 2007 ( - A top Vatican official has repeated that the Holy See will not open diplomatic relations with China unless the Beijing government recognizes the Pope's authority to name bishops.

Archbishop Giovanni Lajolo, who served for 3 years as the Holy See's Secretary for Relations with States-- in effect the Vatican's foreign minister-- made his remarks in an interview during a visit to Japan...

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