If I thought that Turkey was a strange and wondrous place, where the paradigms of the rest of the world failed to apply, it is as nothing compared to China.
For a quick and powerful glimpse at the state of the Catholic Church in China, you have only to go to Sandro Magister’s column “Seven Bishops Tell the Story of the Church in China”. In these seven short bios of seven living or recently decease bishops, you get a quick but penetrating introduction to all the issues facing Chinese Catholics.
Take the time to read it. You will not regret it.