Pope sends message to the "great peoples of the East"
To mark the start of the New Year in the East, on Sunday the Pope took time out to send a message to the "great peoples of the East, especially the Chinese, Vietnamese and Koreans, who during the next few days are celebrating with joy the end of the lunar year." The East is celebrating the start of the lunar New Year 4702 the Year of the Monkey.
Zenit news agency also carries comments from Catholics in the underground Church in China.
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Zenit Pope Congratulates Asian Peoples on Lunar New Year
20 Jan 2004