China claims Vatican prepared to sever ties with Taiwan

By P. Parameswaran

WASHINGTON (AFP) – China said Wednesday it had learned that the Vatican was prepared to sever all relations with Taiwan in order to forge long-suspended diplomatic ties with Beijing.

The sun sets over St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. China ...
The sun sets over St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. China said Wednesday it had learned that the Vatican was prepared to sever all relations with Taiwan in order to forge long-suspended diplomatic ties with Beijing.
(AFP/File/Christophe Simon)

Ye Xiaowen, China’s minister of state administration of religious affairs, said after talks with the Vatican’s envoy in Washington that Pope Benedict XVI was also prepared to discuss Beijing’s insistence that the administration of the Catholic Church in China is an internal matter.Beijing has imposed….

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Peace and Freedom comment: Sounds like state-controlled media hogwash or Beijing dream machine to us!

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