Vatican says China should not fear ‘distrust or hostility’ from Catholic Church

A top Vatican official says China’s government should not fear “distrust or hostility” from the Roman Catholic Church, writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis this week.Senior Vatican sources have said Francis is willing to meet Xi and that intermediaries had made overtures to the Vatican, but the Chinese side had not yet formally asked for a meeting. Any encounter would be the first between a Chinese leader and a pope.Xi’s visit, starting on Thursday,…

source https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3002049/vatican-says-china-should-not-fear-distrust-or-hostility

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