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China willing to hold constructive dialogue with Vatican: official
December 28,2016   By:Xinhua
BEIJING, Dec. 28, 2016 -- China is willing to hold constructive dialogue with Vatican on the basis of related principles to bridge differences, expand consensus and improve bilateral relations, a senior Chinese religious affairs official said Tuesday.
 
Wang Zuo'an, director of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, made the remarks at a national conference of the Catholic Church in China.
 
"The stance of the Chinese government on China-Vatican relations is consistent and clear," he said.
 
Wang expressed hope that Vatican can adopt a flexible and pragmatic attitude as well as take concrete actions to create favorable conditions for improving relations.
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