China Commission Meeting in Vatican

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 30, 2009 ( The commission Benedict XVI established in 2007 to study the most important issues of the life of the Catholic Church in China is meeting in the Vatican this week.

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The Holy See press office reported that the three-day meeting, which began today, will study “current and important religious questions” in light of the Pope’s 2007 letter to Chinese Catholics.

The commission is made up of heads of the dicasteries of the Roman Curia who are knowledgeable of the Church in China, and representatives of the Chinese episcopate and religious congregations.
The first plenary assembly took place March 10-12, 2008. That meeting studied the how Benedict XVI’s letter to Chinese Catholics was received both within and outside China, as well as its theological principles.

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