Pope Francis recognises seven Chinese-appointed bishops: Vatican

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis has recognised seven bishops who had been ordained in China without the Vatican’s approval, his office said on Saturday.

The decision came as the Vatican announced a historic accord with Beijing on the appointment of bishops in China in what could pave the way for the normalisation of ties between the Catholic Church and the world’s most populous country.


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