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The Holy See seeks ‘positive signals’ from Beijing The Holy See seeks ‘positive signals’ from Beijing

The Holy See seeks ‘positive signals’ from Beijing

Tuesday 3 January 2017

By Gerard O'Connell, America Magazine
 
In a statement on China released by the Vatican on 20 December, the Holy See sought to reassure Chinese Catholics that it understands their concerns because of recent events in the church’s life there. The Holy See declared that it is closely monitoring what is happening to the church in China and asked for ‘positive signals’ from Beijing that would help China’s Catholics ‘have trust’ in the Sino-Vatican dialogue.

New Year calls for courage, hope; no more hatred, selfishness, Pope says

Tuesday 3 January 2017

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service
 
Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said. ‘That is how one builds peace, saying 'no' to hatred and violence — with action — and 'yes' to fraternity and reconciliation,’ he said Jan. 1, which the church marks as the feast of Mary, Mother of God and as World Peace Day.
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