Latest News Wires China Catholics cheer Pope Francis' visit to neighboring South Korea

Chinese Catholics on Friday cheered the pope's visit to South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican.

By , Associated Press

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Chinese Catholics on Friday cheered Pope Francis' visit to neighboring South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican. But in a sign that the decades-long China-Vatican drama still has its glitches, the Vatican acknowledged that a telegram of greetings sent by Francis to the Chinese leadership apparently never arrived.