January 25, 2001
volume 12, no. 25
Cardinal Schotte to Visit Taiwan

    VATICAN CITY, JAN. 23, 2001 ( Cardinal Jan Schotte, secretary-general of the Synod of Bishops, and the greatest expert in Chinese culture among the Cardinals of the Roman Curia, will visit Taiwan from Jan. 24-29, and meet with the country’s highest authorities, according to the Vatican missionary agency Fides.

    Cardinal Schotte will address a symposium, being held in Wen Tsao College of Kao-hsiung, on the new evangelization.

    The cardinal studied Chinese in his youth, in order to go to the country as a missionary. On this visit, he will meet with representatives of the local Church, and with the president, prime minister, and foreign minister of Taiwan.

    The Vatican maintains formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, a fact that has been criticized by the Beijing Communist government over the past year.

    On July 14, a few months after his election, Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian officially invited John Paul II to visit the island. ZE01012310

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January 25, 2001
volume 12, no. 25
DAILY CATHOLIC Global News in the Universal Church

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