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Diplomacy Blooms as China Invites Vatican to Join Garden Expo

The Vatican said Tuesday it has accepted a Chinese invitation to take part in an international horticultural exhibition in a sign of blooming relations since their historic deal last year. "The aim is to create an atmosphere of dialogue," said the Vatican's culture minister Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, who will inaugurate the Holy See's pavilion at the exhibition on April 29. An agreement struck in September on the appointment of bishops in China paved the way for a...

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