The cultural channel has been pursued with initiatives like that of a recent Vatican Museums exhibition in China.
Myanmar's bishops are very interested in Holy See – China relations because these could also affect the life of their Church. In particular, Cardinal Bo mentioned that there are four dioceses in Myanmar border China, and he also stressed that the conflict in Myanmar's Kachin state might be affected by such deal.
Kachin is a majority Christian state, composed of six ethnic groups whose homeland is in the Kachin Hills, at the frontier between Myanmar, China and India.
The conflict has embroiled the region for years, and has recently escalated in new clashes, among the most intense since the 1960s.
Cardinal Bo noted that the conflict has displaced about 100,000 people.
"The bishops of Myanmar asked the Pope to pray [publicly] for the people who are suffering the conflict," Cardinal Bo said.
Another topic of discussion was the Rohingya ethnic group, though Cardinal Bo prefers to describe as "Muslims of the Rakhine state" in order not to back any nationalist claim from them.
Cardinal Bo said that Myanmar's bishops told the pope that the Rohingya are "2 million Stateless people who move between India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand," and suggested to "organize an international conference to tackle the crisis."
In the end, Cardinal Bo stressed that the Church in Myanmar "can promote reconciliation and peace. The best message we can deliver is the we have faith and the ability to build the nation with hope, peace and reconciliation."