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Pope Francis Going to China ? September 26, 2014

Posted by anagasto in history.

Jesuits in ChinaIn public domain according to http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Jesuites_en_chine.jpg

More than 400 years ago the Jesuits sent their first mission to the Imperial Court of China. The mission was led by Matteo Ricci. Ricci stayed there. He had to learn Chinese first and then he tried to preach the gospel. He also added Africa, Europe, and America to the Chinese world map. Imagine the surprise! And he wrote a treatise on Euclidean geometry in Mandarin.

Ricci died in Beijing, and he is buried there.

Pope Francis is a Jesuit. According to an El País report, now Pope Francis wants to go to China.

There are 12 million Catholics in China, but some of their bishops and their churches are not officially recognized.



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