16 August 2014

The future of Christianity in China: Sino-theology and the pope

Detentions, the kidnapping of bishops, tearing down churches -- these are the actions against Christians China has been guilty of. Even the pope has not been welcome in Chinese airspace in the last few decades. So when Pope Francis was given permission to fly over China on Thursday on his way to South Korea, many saw it as a sign of hope for religious freedom -- especially Catholicism -- in China. The state-run Global Times calls it a sign of "possible détente."