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BEIJING (Reuters) - China, which bans its Catholics from recognising the Pope, has turned down a Vatican invitation to four Chinese bishops to go to Rome, saying it showed no respect.
By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - The Vatican is reported to have given its blessing to atheist China's choice of a new bishop, the second such appointment in as many months in a sign of a thaw in decades-old icy relations.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China, which does not recognize theVatican, has arrested an underground Roman Catholic bishop, aU.S.-based religious rights group said, quashing hopes of anysudden rapprochement between Beijing and the Holy See.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.