Vatican courts China with plan to install excommunicated bishop

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Retired cardinal of Hong Kong says he protested to Pope over proposal to bring Joseph Huang Bingzhang to Shantou

The retired cardinal of Hong Kong has revealed the Vatican’s efforts to improve relations with China included a request for a bishop to retire in favour of an excommunicated one recognised by Beijing.

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the most vocal opponent of Pope Francis’s overtures to China, bitterly criticised the proposed change in Shantou diocese, Guangdong, and revealed in a Facebook post Monday that he had travelled to the Vatican this month to personally raise it with the pope.

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