A reflection on the renewed Holy See-China agreement

7 November 2020
A file image of a Bishop in China prior to celebrating Mass. Image: AFP or licensors/Vatican News.


Gladden Pappin, assistant professor of politics at the University of Dallas. And Adrian Vermeule, the Ralph S. Tyler, Jr. Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, have written an opinion piece in the New York Post about the extension of the Provisional Agreement between the Holy See and China.

According to Vatican News, in a communiqé released on Thursday 22 October, the Holy See Press Office wrote that “upon the expiration of the Provisional Agreement between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China regarding the appointment of Bishops…the two Parties have agreed to extend the experimental implementation phase of the Provisional Agreement for another two years.”

To read their opinion piece, entitled “The Vatican’s just-renewed agreement with China follows an ancient pattern,” click here.

With thanks to the New York Post, where this article originally appeared.


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