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The Vatican and the Chinese government will extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops.
Cardinal Parolin: Every pope, from St. Paul VI to Pope Francis, has tried to resolve what Pope Benedict described as a difficult situation in China.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, during a meeting at the Vatican Oct. 1, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Vatican officials did not appreciate Secretary Pompeo's public pressure when a meeting was scheduled just two weeks later; some saw the move as political tactic during Donald Trump's campaign for reelection.
Inside the Vatican September 30, 2020
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” hosts Colleen Dulle and Gerard O’Connell discuss U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the Vatican and Cardinal Angelo Becciu's sudden resignation.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers his speech during the "Advancing and Defending International Religious Freedom Through Diplomacy" symposium, in Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Guglielmo Mangiapane/Pool Photo via AP)
The proximity of Pompeo's visit to the U.S. election, was "one of the reasons why the Holy Father is not receiving the secretary of state." 
The Vatican has proposed to the Chinese government that they extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops, Vatican Media reported.