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Pope asks prayers for bishops

Pope asks prayers for bishops

Pope Benedict XVI has urged bishops in China to remain loyal to Rome, speaking out in the latest round in the Vatican's struggle to obtain a church free of official interference.
Benedict called for prayers for Chinese Catholics at his weekly general audience Wednesday, saying the faithful want "unity with the universal church, with the supreme pastor, with the successor of Peter."
Beijing insists that it has a right to assign bishops, defying the pope's authority to make such appointments.
Benedict said he hoped through prayers the bishops' wish to remain loyal to Rome "will prove stronger than the temptation to follow a path independent of Peter."


Updated : 2021-07-28 19:48 GMT+08:00