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China to Pope Francis: We're in Charge, Not You

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George Weigel notes in his book Evangelical Catholicism that the popes of this era have more control over the episcopate than ever before. Whereas entanglements with monarchies in the past limited the power of the Holy See to appoint bishops as it wished, the pontiff now selects bishops freely in every nation but two: China and Vietnam. Yesterday, Beijing wasted no time in explaining to the newly-elected Pope Francis just who’s boss, either:
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