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Beijing Cautions New Pope on Meddling in China
The New York Times ^ | 3/14/13 | Gerry Mullany

Posted on 03/15/2013 6:39:22 PM PDT by marshmallow

HONG KONG — China congratulated Pope Francis on Thursday on his ascension to the papacy, but also warned the Vatican not to interfere in what China deems to be its internal affairs.

The reaction underscored the tensions between the Vatican and China’s government, which has been accused of suppressing Catholicism under Communist rule.

Hua Chunying, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said that Beijing hoped the pope, who was elected on Wednesday, would work with Chinese officials on improving relations. But, she said, the Vatican “must stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, including in the name of religion.”

She also said the Vatican must sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan before ties with Beijing improve. China considers Taiwan a renegade province that is part of its territory.

The Vatican, however, has resisted cutting ties to Taiwan and wants China to give assurances on granting religious freedom to China’s Catholics.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics

1 posted on 03/15/2013 6:39:22 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Dang, thought this was satire at first.

3 posted on 03/15/2013 6:46:11 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: marshmallow
The Chinese are going to receive a diplomatic but badly needed lesson in respect for their superiors. Degenerate atheist Orientals do not appreciate the status of the Holy See.
4 posted on 03/15/2013 7:01:35 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: marshmallow
TIME FOR A 21ST CENTURY CRUSADE, FRANCIS...LETS head over to BEJING and kick some athiest commie tail....What a hero that'd guy would become...right out of the box if he'd saddle up an M1A2 Abrams:

And lead Catholicism into a battle to the death with the forces of godlessness?

5 posted on 03/15/2013 7:02:38 PM PDT by jimsin ({I reserve the balance of my time})
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To: 2111USMC
So, Francis means Paco and Paco means a hard red ore.

Peter means what? And what about this guy being of Italian ~ even Roman ancestry ~ so we have our Peter the Roman ~

Well, guess we all know what that means!

6 posted on 03/15/2013 7:18:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: hinckley buzzard

Godless communists threatening a Pope didn’t go well for the USSR. I hope Francis I makes the ChiComs very uncomfortable. I suspect he’s already making our very own DemComs uncomfortable.

7 posted on 03/15/2013 7:31:34 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: marshmallow
...which has been accused of suppressing Catholicism under Communist rule.

Really NYT? They've been accused of it, have they? Let's not let facts get in the way of "objective" reporting.

8 posted on 03/15/2013 7:34:41 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: marshmallow

I guess it wouldn’t be kosher for the Pope to tell the commies to go to hell.

9 posted on 03/15/2013 7:48:25 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: marshmallow

What can they do? Chi Coms nuke Vatican, film at 11?

10 posted on 03/15/2013 8:30:53 PM PDT by 867V309
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To: TexasRepublic


Or...what is Latin for “Shakin’ in my shoes”?

11 posted on 03/15/2013 9:44:03 PM PDT by berdie
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To: TexasRepublic
I guess it wouldn’t be kosher for the Pope to tell the commies to go to hell.

No ... calling them to repentance and conversion, or telling them that their current path is a highway to Hell ...

That would be more appropriate.

12 posted on 03/15/2013 9:47:05 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: marshmallow
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13 posted on 03/21/2013 6:58:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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