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2006-05-29 00:33:25

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Chinese bishop approved by the Vatican but not by China's official state-backed Catholic church has defied authorities and officiated at a religious ceremony, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Monday.

2006-05-11 02:19:33

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's most senior Roman Catholic clergyman Cardinal Joseph Zen rejected on Thursday suggestions from China that he persuade the Vatican to accept Beijing's appointment of bishops.

2006-05-06 21:43:50

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is expected to appoint an assistant bishop with papal blessing on Sunday, just days after Pope Benedict condemned the unilateral ordination of two bishops by Beijing.

2006-05-04 06:43:13

By Silvia Aloisi VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said on Thursday China's appointment of two Catholic bishops without his blessing was a "grave violation of religious freedom," heightening tensions between the Vatican and Beijing.

2006-04-30 13:54:37

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China pressed ahead with appointing a new bishop to its state-sanctioned Catholic Church on Sunday and warned the Vatican not to interfere, risking a deepening rift with the Vatican which objected to the promotion.

2006-04-12 21:52:47

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has no timetable for re-establishing ties with the Vatican, a religious official was quoted as saying, throwing into doubt earlier reports that the two sides could have diplomatic relations by the 2008 Olympics.

2006-04-03 01:34:37

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China and the Vatican could re-establish diplomatic relations by the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Cardinal Joseph Zen, the most senior Roman Catholic clergyman in the country, said on Monday.

2005-10-25 16:39:56

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - Pope Benedict's top diplomat said on Tuesday the Holy See was always ready to end relations with Taiwan and return its embassy to Beijing but that China must respect religious freedom and treat the Vatican fairly.

2005-10-23 07:36:26

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict reaffirmed the Roman Catholic rule of priestly celibacy on Sunday, rejecting suggestions that the way to confront the Church's shortage of priests was to allow them to marry.

2005-10-23 05:08:52

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict reaffirmed the Roman Catholic rule of priestly celibacy on Sunday, rejecting suggestions that the way to confront the Church's shortage of priests was to allow them to marry.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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