Pope to Receive Taiwanese Official

From Times Wire Reports

In a move that could upset Communist China, the Vatican said that Pope John Paul II will meet Taiwan's vice president on Tuesday. Lien Chan will be the highest-ranking Taiwanese official to visit the Vatican and meet the pope, according to Raymond Tai, Taiwan's ambassador to the Vatican. The Vatican said Lien had asked for the audience. The Vatican is one of only 30 states to formally recognize Taiwan.

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