Vatican's new politics with China

The news from China in recent weeks confirms a rift between the official Church created by the authorities in opposition to Rome, and the one that is united with the Pope and not officially recognised by the state. But the same news shows the divisions and developments even within the official Church. Bishops of the official Church are tending to withdraw increasingly from the submission to the communist regime. The Pope and Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen are encouraging them: "Enough with the compromises" - Sandro Magister

Vatican's new politics with China