Hi everyone, I hope this is the right place to ask this:
I’m in China for a study abroad and I just met a Chinese Christian who speaks some English. Pretty decent actually. However, I fell flat on my face trying to explain why I can’t go to Mass in China, because it’s technically illegal and the People’s Patriotic Church’s sacraments aren’t valid - textbooks never teach you, for example, the Chinese word for “bishop.”
Given that both of our religious vocabulary is rather limited, can anyone please help me prepare a brief, but simple, description of our faith? I mean, I find it rather difficult enough trying to explain the Real Presence to Protestants in English!
Oh, and “bishop” is 主教…I looked it up.