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By Thomas D. Williams, Breitbart, PH.D. 20 Feb 2020

ROME — Pope Francis instigated a recent high-level meeting between Vatican and Chinese officials, according to reports this week in the South China Morning Post. As Breitbart News reported, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a historic meeting last Friday with his Vatican counterpart, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, to celebrate their bilateral accord on the naming of Catholic bishops in China.

A Vatican press release made no mention of how the meeting came about, but said that the two leaders had evoked the positive developments of the ongoing relations between the Peoples Republic of China and the Holy See and especially “the importance of the Provisional Agreement on the appointment of Bishops, signed on 22 September 2018.”  ….

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