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The flags of the People’s Republic of China and of Vatican City.

Are diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Beijing on the horizon?

Feb 11, 2022

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Two personnel moves have prompted speculation that the Vatican is changing its diplomatic strategy. Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

Pope Francis appoints new archbishop for Taiwan’s capital

May 23, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis appointed Saturday Bishop Thomas An-Zu Chung as the next Metropolitan Archbishop of Taipei, Taiwan.  Read more

The flags of the Republic of China and the Vatican.

Taiwan's bishops gather at the Vatican for first time in 10 years

May 10, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The bishops of the Republic of China, also known as Taiwan, arrived in Rome earlier this week ahead of meetings... Read more

Chinese pilgrims from Shenzhen attend the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, April 5, 2016.

Beijing, Taipei, and the future of Vatican-Chinese relations

May 10, 2016

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A new phase in relations between the Holy See and mainland China could begin with a new vacancy in the... Read more