Reaction from Letter to Chinese Church being examined by papal commission


A commission formed by the Pope on the Church in China is meeting March 10-12 to examine the reaction from the Chinese Church to the recent letter he wrote to them and to analyze its implications for the daily life of their Church.  

The commission is made up of superiors from the different Vatican-based offices that help the Pope with issues related to the life of the Church in China and certain members of the Chinese episcopate and religious congregations.

According to a statement released by the Holy See’s Press office today, "This first meeting will examine the reactions to the Letter which the Holy Father sent to Chinese Catholics on 27 May 2007. The rich contents of the pontifical document will be analyzed in-depth and, in the light thereof, the principal aspects of the life of the Church in China will be considered".

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