Why is the Vatican Bowing to Beijing?
This article in the New York Times by an expert in Chinese affairs analyzes the Vatican’s seeming move toward rapprochement with Beijing.
If you are interested in this story, the article provides some interesting fresh angles–the author recognizes that one of the difficulties the Catholic Church has which the Protestant groups are free of is the fact that the Catholic Church is not only spiritual, but also has a diplomatic and political arm.
A major explanation for the increasing differential is that the Roman Catholic Church wields not only religious and moral authority, but also political and diplomatic power.
The Catholic Church has