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Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee, meets with bishops of the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association in Beijing, Dec. 29, 2016.Xinhua/Yao Dawei

The initial agreement with Beijing was signed in 2018 and renewed in 2020.

By Louis Knuffke, LifeSiteNews, April 12, 2022

VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — The Vatican Secretary of State says he hopes to tweak the agreement between the Holy See and the Communist Chinese Party on the appointment of bishops to the Catholic Church in China.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State for the Holy See, told CNA in a recent interview that when the agreement between the Vatican and Beijing expires in October, he hopes to renew it with some changes. The agreement was first signed in September 2018 and renewed in 2020. The exact text of the agreement has never been revealed publicly, though it is widely known that it allows the Chinese government, run by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), to propose the names for the Holy See’s consideration of episcopal appointments. …

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