26 July 2010

China's Divided Catholics Seek Reconciliation (NPR)

From NPR's All Things Considered: China's Divided Catholics Seek Reconciliation (20 July 2010)

Excerpt:

For decades, China's Catholics — estimated at more than 12 million — have been bitterly divided. Some worship in China's government-sanctioned Catholic churches, others in "underground" churches loyal to the Vatican. But three years ago, Pope Benedict XVI sent a letter to Chinese Catholics — the first from a pope in more than a half-century — urging reconciliation. Yet China's Catholics have struggled to follow these instructions.



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