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    The Catholic Church has renewed a deal it made two years ago with China – which is an officially atheist Communist state – concerning bishops there. The agreement now gives the Pope the final say over the appointment of them. But Beijing is the one who gets to come up with the choices. Chinese authorities had previously selected bishops without the say of the Vatican. And a division formed between state-sanctioned clergy — and underground bishops who operated outside state control. The former bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen, has spoken up about this. A pro-democrat, he has expressed concern over the Church’s engagement with China. DW’s Joyce Lee interviewed Cardinal Zen.

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