Head of China’s Government-Backed Bishops’ Body Visits Hong Kong

Archbishop Li Shan of Beijing, who leads the government-sponsored bishops’ conference in China, began a five-day visit to Hong Kong Nov. 13 intended to strengthen ties between the two churches and to facilitate stronger communication between the Holy See and mainland China.

Pope Tells New Cardinals They Are Example of Unity in Diversity

Pope Francis told the 21 new cardinals he created Saturday, who come from all over the world, that their diversity is a gift which must contribute to a unified “symphony” of various but united voices capable of credible evangelization.