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Pope, Chinese leader Xi to cross paths in Kazakhstan

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first trip overseas since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic will overlap with a visit by Pope Francis to Kazakhstan, although the Vatican says there are no plans for them to meet.

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Like John Paul II, Pope Francis heads to Kazakhstan during time of war

Popes seem to have a habit of visiting Kazakhstan amid major crises and conflicts that risk fracturing regional stability and splintering its diverse religious and ethnic communities, and Pope Francis’s visit this week is no exception.

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Cardinal Zen pleads not guilty, says ‘martyrdom is normal’ in Church

On Tuesday Cardinal Joseph Zen, retired bishop of Hong Kong, made a court appearance and plead non-guilty to charges that led to his arrest earlier this month, saying in a Mass later that Christians must “steel themselves” for defending the faith.

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