Pope denounces ‘hardships and trials’ facing Catholics in China

Pope Francis poses with members of the Chinese community, at the end of the weekly general audience in the Vatican, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis paid tribute on Wednesday to Chinese Catholics for holding on to their faith despite “hardships and trials”, an apparent reference to Beijing’s restrictions on religion. His comments to tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly general audience came as the Vatican and China […]

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