Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo

The Vatican official criticised the ‘myopia’ of those making ‘continued attacks’ on Vatican rapprochement with China

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China’s regime denies freedom of conscience, oppresses religion and disregards the right to life

The chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences praised the ‘extraordinary’ Communist state

Bishop Sorondo said relations between the Pope and China were ‘very good’ even if no formal deal had been reached

Bishop Cantú said the move would ‘harm the people of the United States and the world’

Mr Sanders will be speaking at a conference organised by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Bishop Sanchez backs collaboration on any project that does not contradict Church doctrine

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A working group will examine ways to prevent trafficking and help victims