30 June 2007

To the Church in China

You’ll want to read Pope Benedict’s Letter to the Bishops, Priests, Consecrated Persons, and Lay Faithful of the Catholic Church in the People’s Republic of China. At this point I’ve read it through only once, but I plan to go back and study it carefully. It certainly impressed me at first reading with its firm pastoral tone. There is also an Explanatory Note which has been issued by the Holy See, and that is well worth reading, too.