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Prospects of an Agreement between China and the Holy See
Prospects of an Agreement between China and the Holy See

Author(s): Marcin Przychodniak
Subject(s): Economic policy, International relations/trade, Developing nations, Geopolitics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: China; religion
Summary/Abstract: China has signalled its readiness to normalise relations with the Holy See. That would mean both the underground and formal state-controlled Catholic factions in China would come together. For China, it would facilitate the Chinese church’s support for the country’s social policies, create a unified, visible church organisation, and papal recognition of bishop nominations. Normalisation, though, would also require the Holy See to withdraw its recognition of Taiwan as a separate state. The improvement of relations between the two may also benefit Polish-Chinese contacts, in which the position of Catholics in China has been a controversial topic.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English