China is preparing to ordain a second bishop with the Pope’s approval, the spokesman for a Catholic diocese said on Tuesday, a possible sign of easing relations between the Chinese government and the Vatican, the South China Morning Post reports. The possible ordination in central Henan province of Cosmos Ji Chengyi as bishop of Zhumadian […]

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China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee ruled against the aspirations of the people of Hong Kong to elect their next leader in 2017 by universal suffrage without restrictions, and established instead a system of election among “two or three” candidates screened by a nominating committee.