Behind China’s Crackdown on Catholics
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  • Eric

    12-15 million is about 1% of China’s population, if my math is correct.

  • Jim.

    So China’s already rejected the “Vatican sends a stole, the Party sends a staff” to each new bishop as a compromise?

    It’s weird to see the Investiture controversy flare up again after a thousand years.

  • Luke Lea

    “. . .with the government insisting on appointing and consecrating bishops independent of Vatican control.”

    Didn’t the kings of France, England, and other European states do the same?

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