Chinese bishops’ chief vows to press ahead with Sinicization

By UCA News

The president of China’s state-sanctioned bishops’ conference has pledged to work with the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA) to develop the Sinicization of religion in the communist nation.

Bishop Joseph Ma Yinglin of Kunming was speaking after Wang Zuoan, deputy minister of the United Front Work Department (UFWD), visited the CCPA and the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC) in Beijing.

Bishop Ma said the CCPA and BCCCC would live up to the trust of the Communist Party and the government.