Why China may want to repair its fraught relations with the Vatican

The Conversation
Release Date: 
March 3, 2017

A 65-year-long split between China and the Vatican may finally be getting repaired. Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong recently indicated that there might be an agreement over the thorniest issue between the two sides – Vatican’s right to appoint its own bishops in China. Catholics & Cultures director Thomas M. Landy explains the history of the dispute and why mending relations would be good for lay Catholics in China.