Exclusive: China-Vatican Make Deal On Bishops

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Pope Francis gestures to inmates as he meets with them at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, September 27, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo

Post:  A framework accord between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops is ready and could be signed in a few months in what would be a historic breakthrough in relations, a senior Vatican source said Thursday.

An even partial resolution on the thorny issue of who gets to appoint bishops could open the way for a resumption of diplomatic relations nearly 70 years after they were cut during the Communist takeover of China.

Full relations would give the Catholic Church a legal framework to look after all of China’s estimated 12 million Catholics and move on to focus on Catholic growth in a country where Protestant churches are already growing fast. more …

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(Thanks to Vason for sending this in)