Winter 2012 Vol. 32 - No. 167 Fifth Anniversary of the Papal Letter to the Church in China
Five Years after Pope Benedict XVI's Letter to Chinese Catholics
Angelo S. Lazzarotto, PIME
Five years have passed since Pope Benedict XVI addressed a special Letter “to the bishops, priests, consecrated persons and lay faithful of the Catholic Church in the People's Republic of China.” Looking at today's China Church, one may tend to emphasize
The Fifth Anniversary of Pope's Letter to the Church in China (2007)
The Holy Father's Letter to the Church in China, originally known as the Letter of the Holy Father Pope Benedict
XVI to the Bishops, Priests, Consecrated Persons and Lay Faithful of the Catholic
Church in the People's Republic of China, was published at the request of the
The Holy Father's 2007 Letter Brought Turmoil, but also Inspired Hope
Angela Lo Wai-tak, Translated by Peter Barry, MM
I do not want to say that Pope Benedict XVI's Pastoral Letter to Chinese Catholics in 2007 started a war. It was actually more dramatic than that. Rumors had been spreading across China for months before the papal letter was released on June 30 of that year. During those
The Holy Father's Pastoral Letter Has a Subtle Influence
On May 27, 2007, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI signed a historical letter directed to the Church in mainland China. The “Pastoral Letter” clearly set forth the Catholic Church's mission and its immoveable stance. Two years after the publication of the Letter, the
After the 2012 Shanghai Episcopal Ordination: Whom Should We Interrogate?
Since November 2010, the Chinese Church has entered into a painful period, like “10,000 horses standing mute.” The Chinese brothers and sisters, and all who are concerned about the Church are perplexed and sad. Some were even indignant. Everyone .......
The Double-View of the Church
Hans Waldenfels, SJ
The summer 2012 issue of Tripod discussed the arguments offered in favor of the illegitimate ordinations of Chinese bishops, and rejected them:
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