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On Ash Wednesday, China Catholics mull Vatican-Beijing ties
By Becky Davis
Beijing, Feb 14, 2018 (AFP) - Li Bing had waited patiently for over 20 minutes at Beijing's South Cathedral before a purple-robed priest finally smudged a dark cross on her forehead in celebration of Ash Wednesday.
She is one of millions of members of China's official Catholic church who are closely watching negotiations between the Vatican and Beijing, aimed at reestablishing ties after near ...