Vatican Discusses Current Challenges Facing Church in China

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese,
12 Apr 2011

The Vatican is holding a three day meeting with members of the Roman Curia who have experience on the problems facing the Church in China. They will speak with members of the Chinese episcopate to get their first hand accounts.

Tensions between Rome and China escalated last November over the illicit ordination of a Chinese bishop. However, more recently the two parties gave joint approval for the ordination of a new bishop in the Chinese diocese of Jiangmen.

The Vatican said they plan to discuss the "challenges in incarnating the Gospel in the present social and cultural conditions."

This is the fourth meeting of its kind after Benedict XVI established the commission in 2007.