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TO GO WITH China-religion-Vatican-Catholic-pope,FOCUS by Kelly Olsen This photo taken on on February 20, 2013 shows priests conducting mass for Chinese Catholics at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. Experts estimate that there are as many as 12 million Catholics in China, with about half in congregations under the officially-administered Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association. The rest belong to non-sanctioned or so-called underground churches, though despite the name many operate in the open, with experts saying levels of acceptance depend on local officials' attitudes. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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TO GO WITH China-religion-Vatican-Catholic-pope,FOCUS by Kelly Olsen This photo taken on on February 20, 2013 shows priests conducting mass for Chinese Catholics at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. Experts estimate that there are as many as 12 million Catholics in China, with about half in congregations under the officially-administered Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association. The rest belong to non-sanctioned or so-called underground churches, though despite the name many operate in the open, with experts saying levels of acceptance depend on local officials' attitudes. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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ChinareligionVaticanCatholicpopeFOCUS by Kelly Olsen This photo taken... News Photo 162883841Beijing,Catholicism,Chinese,Conductor,Focus,Horizontal,Photography,Priest,Religion,ShowPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPTO GO WITH China-religion-Vatican-Catholic-pope,FOCUS by Kelly Olsen This photo taken on on February 20, 2013 shows priests conducting mass for Chinese Catholics at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing. Experts estimate that there are as many as 12 million Catholics in China, with about half in congregations under the officially-administered Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association. The rest belong to non-sanctioned or so-called underground churches, though despite the name many operate in the open, with experts saying levels of acceptance depend on local officials' attitudes. AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)