So, off they go! A delegation led by Archbishop Claudio Celli has been in China since Sunday, June 25.
Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong told AsiaNews that the visit is "a friendly gesture," but added that "I do not expect the talks will progress very quickly."
Sooo…. at that papal fortress of newmakers the lights dim, the spotlight flashes on and focuses whle the curtain opens and the director of the Holy See Press Office steps into the bright light. He taps the mike, clears his throat and says carefully:
"I have no comments to make…."
Uh huh. Clearly nothing is going on.