War with China not an option, Tsai tells pope‘PATIENCE’: Continued dialogue with Beijing is the guiding principle to his efforts to safeguard the church’s followers in China, Pope Francis saidBloomberg and APPresident Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) told Pope Francis that war with China was “not an option,” reaffirming her desire to avoid a conflict that could drag in the US. In the letter, which was released on Monday, Tsai expressed her support for the Vatican’s positions on Russia’s war against Ukraine and restated her stance on maintaining stability across the Taiwan Strait. Pope Francis holds a child during the weekly general audience at the Vatican yesterday. Photo: Vatican Media / Reuters“Preserving regional security has become a key consensus shared by national leaders,” Tsai wrote. The pope sidestepped a question about how the Vatican’s relationship with Taiwan affects the dialogue.
Source: Taipei Times January 26, 2023 05:44 UTC