Vatican, China, hold extremely rare high-level diplomatic meeting

Vatican, China, hold extremely rare high-level diplomatic meeting

The meeting between Archbishop Paul Gallagher and Wang Yi, something unthinkable in the past, took place on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. It said the two sides agreed to continue "institutional, bi-lateral dialogue" aimed at benefiting both the Catholic Church and the Chinese people. Conservative Catholics objected to the pact, accusing the Vatican of having sold out to the communist government.

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