Vatican: Chinese Edition of the Magazine “La Civiltà Cattolica”

May 29, 2020

On the occasion of its 170th anniversary, the Jesuit magazine La Civiltà Cattolica launched a new edition in simplified Chinese.

In a letter relayed on Twitter on April 20 by Fr. Antonio Spadaro, director of the review, Cardinal Pietro Parolin welcomed this new effort. He hoped that this publication “could become a solid instrument of mutual cultural and scientific enrichment between all peoples in search of beauty and truth.”

The Secretary of State of the Holy See also said he hoped that this publication would be an opportunity to “build a genuine civilization of open dialogue and lasting peace among all the peoples of the world.”

For its launch, the Chinese edition presents articles on the accord [the secret content of which is regularly denounced by Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong] between China and the Holy See, and its prospects for the future. According to Vatican News, there is also an article on Catholicism in China in the 21st century, a review of the social doctrine of the Church in China, as well as some “tracks for updating” [aggiornamento] of the Catholic Church in the middle Empire.