Vatican delegation to China?

A Vatican delegation has been in Beijing since last Sunday to meet with various figures of the Chinese government.   Views vary among analysts on the significance of this visit, which will last until July 1st; the word is that the Vatican itself does not have high hopes as to what it can achieve, maintaining that it is nevertheless absolutely necessary to “keep doors open.”

According to information available to AsiaNews, the Holy See’s delegation consists of Archbishop Claudio Celli and Monsignor Gianfranco Rota Graziosi of the Secretariat of State.  Though not working in the Secretariat of State, Archbishop Celli has been for years an expert on relations between Rome and Beijing and is a veteran visitor to China.

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