The Impact of the Finalization of the China-Holy See Deal in 2018 to the Catholic Community in China
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- Catholic community, China-Holy See Deal, religion
In Catholic tradition, the ordinations of clergy have to be approved by the Pope. However, many early ordinations in China had been supervised by the government. How could these ordinations and Masses be valid? This had concerned many Chinese Catholics before the 2018 China-Holy See Deal, which provided a solution, but still provoked debates. This essay studies if the 2018 Deal will de facto benefit the ordinary Chinese Catholics. An analytical study and a comparative study was conducted in this essay, which included the reference of sources quoted from the various sides of the debate and analysis of the key published resources regarding to this topic. Also, interviews with the witnesses of this issue, including the members of the underground church in China and the state church priests who were studying abroad, were referred in this study. This essay sought to predict a potential future of the Catholic community in China, and through this particular case, offers an alternative to the universal question of the role of religion in a state. The studies also lead to the conclusion that mutual compromise between China and the Holy See is probably the most beneficial for the ordinary Catholic population in China under the current situation.
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TY - CONF AU - Hengshi An PY - 2020 DA - 2020/05/01 TI - The Impact of the Finalization of the China-Holy See Deal in 2018 to the Catholic Community in China BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 603 EP - 607 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.131 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200428.131 ID - An2020 ER -