Greg Burke with Pope Francis Greg Burke with Pope Francis 

Greg Burke: Holy See/China agreement has pastoral objective

The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, gives the following statement regarding the Provisional Agreement on the appointment of Bishops signed Saturday between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China.

“This is not the end of a process. It's the beginning.

This has been about dialogue, patient listening on both sides even when people come from very different standpoints.

The objective of the accord is not political but pastoral, allowing the faithful to have bishops who are in communion with Rome but at the same time recognized by Chinese authorities.”

Listen to the statement

Thank you for reading our article. You can keep up-to-date by subscribing to our daily newsletter. Just click here

22 September 2018, 12:48