CHINA - ITALY - Macerata and Shanghai exchange bronze busts of Matteo Ricci and Xu Guangqi [AN]


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The bust of the Chinese official, a great scientist and close friend of Ricci, will be unveiled on 24 January. Ricci’s bust has already been placed in Xu’s garden-mausoleum, a short walk from Shanghai’s St Ignatius Cathedral. Many in China and around the world would like to see Ricci and Xu beatified at the same time. However, in Shanghai the Church is facing problems.

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