January 30, 2013

Does China Have a Pope Problem?

Francesco Sisci, Asia Times

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The campaign for the election of the next pope has started in earnest, with all countries preparing for the transition - except China. The real possibility that the Vatican may seek to convert more Asian souls with the appointment of an Asian pontiff during Xi Jinping's tenure as president means that China can no longer afford to ignore the world's most influential religious leader. - Francesco Sisci (Jan 30, '13)
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