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Pope ‘refuses to meet Pompeo’ as US seeks to turn Vatican against controversial deal with Chinese state

Criticism of the China-Vatican accord by the US Secretary of State is seen as ‘unprecedented’

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/09/27/vatican-bitter-clash-us-controversial-agreement-catholics-china/

L’ossessione di papa Bergoglio per la Cina imbarazza anche l’Italia

Schiaffo del Papa all’anziano cardinale Zen: a Roma per incontrarlo, non lo ha ricevuto

https://www.ilmessaggero.it/vaticano/hong_kong_cina_news_papa_francesco_vaticano_vescovi_pechino_zen_cardinale_udienza_santa_marta-5488936.html

Chinese Catholics angry over book claiming Jesus killed sinner
Catholics want the church hierarchy in China to speak up and seek an apology for an offensive school textbook

https://www.ucanews.com/news/chinese-catholics-angry-over-book-claiming-jesus-killed-sinner/89619#

CARD. ZEN COMES TO ROME TO MEET THE POPE, WHO HAS NO TIME FOR HIM.

The Vatican ‘was hacked by Chinese state-backed cyber gang’ ahead of talks intended to improve relations between the two sides

  • Chinese gang RedDelta are accused of hacking the Vatican since this May
  • U.S. group Recorded Future has published a report on the ‘hacking’ which China denies
  • It is thought they wish to find out the Vatican’s negotiating position ahead of key talks between the two 
  • China has also been accused of hacking U.S. companies, including firms developing a vaccine for coronavirus

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8572035/Vatican-allegedly-hacked-China-ahead-key-talks.html

Pompeo to criticise Vatican’s renewal of China deal during visit

Pope Francis reportedly declining to meet US secretary of state who says the Catholic church too soft on Beijing

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/sep/28/mike-pompeo-to-protest-against-vaticans-deal-with-china-during-visit

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