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In China, to Be a True Catholic One Cannot Be a Member of the Government’s Catholic Patriotic Assoc.

It’s as simple as that. The CPA rejects the authority of the pope over the Church in China. The CPA has been condemned by Pope Benedict in his 2007 Letter to the Church in China for pretending to be Catholic. The U.S. Catholic China Bureau doesn’t get that, even though its head, Rev. Michel Marcil, acts as a messenger for CPA bishops who want to … More →

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