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Taiwan - Latest News
Sep 22, 2020 - 11:30 am .- A spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has underscored the country’s insistence that Taiwan not be recognized as a sovereign nation in response to a question on the island democracy’s relations with the Holy See.
Sep 17, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- A dramatic diplomatic maneuver from the Trump administration could strengthen Rome’s hand with China, and rebalance the relationship between all three powers. The pivot point is Taiwan.
Sep 15, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that it has received assurances from the Vatican regarding the renewal of the Vatican-China deal.
Jul 24, 2020 - 06:00 am .- With negotiations ongoing for an extension of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, the fate of Vatican-Taiwan relations may prove inextricable from the future of the deal - and of the Church in China.
May 23, 2020 - 07:05 am .- Pope Francis appointed Saturday Bishop Thomas An-Zu Chung as the next Metropolitan Archbishop of Taipei, Taiwan.
Jan 22, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has written to Pope Francis describing China’s aggression and persecution of religion as “obstacles to peace,” and detailing the Communist regime’s "abuses of power."
Nov 27, 2018 - 05:58 pm .- The people of Taiwan voted against the recognition of same-sex marriage in a series of referendums last weekend, reinforcing the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.
Oct 15, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- Taiwan’s government has issued a second invitation for Pope Francis to visit the country, a move which follows new developments in the Holy See’s relations with its rival in mainland China.
May 15, 2018 - 02:45 pm .- Pope Francis discussed the state of the Church with Taiwan’s bishops this week, while assuring them that episcopal appointments in China will remain the purview of the Holy See.
Feb 7, 2018 - 05:24 am .- After a massive earthquake and a string of aftershocks in Taiwan killed at least seven and injured hundreds more, Pope Francis Wednesday sent a telegram assuring of his prayer for the victims and those engaged in rescue efforts.
Feb 6, 2018 - 02:01 pm .- A Chinese newspaper with close ties to the nation's communist party has added its voice to the discussion of a possible agreement with the Vatican on the appointment of bishops.
May 11, 2016 - 12:02 am .- A new phase in relations between the Holy See and mainland China could begin with a new vacancy in the apostolic nunciature now based in Taiwan.

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