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Vatican Secretary of State ‘Very Sorry’ About Cardinal Zen Arrest, Hopes It Will Not Complicate Vatican-China Dialogue

Courtesy of Cardinal ZenCardinal Joseph Zen is shown in St. Peter’s Square in an undated file photo. The elder Churchman was arrested by authorities in Hong Kong on May 11 and later released on bail.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s comments on China come as the Holy See’s provisional agreement with Beijing is due to expire in October.