China's communist regime broke ties with the Vatican in 1951 and six years later set up the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association, which does not recognise the pope as its head, while the Vatican continued to direct its own unofficial flock in China.
What does CPA stand for?
CPA stands for Catholic Patriotic Association
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Ignatius Cathedral, a day after his ordination speech announcing he would leave the local and national offices of the government-sanctioned Catholic Patriotic Association to devote himself entirely to his ministry.
Because the Vatican is asking for freedom of religion, the Chinese Communist Party sees the Catholic Church as an "objective ally" to all the Western forces of democracy and human rights, hence the recent harsh enforcement of the old China Religious Policy concerning the ordination of bishops by the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association.
Certain members of the Catholic Patriotic Association (the organization that is officially recognized by the Chinese government) co-operate with the government to seek out and force underground priests and parishioners to join the Association.
The Catholic Patriotic Association falls in line with the government and does not recognize the authority of the pope.
China has a state-sanctioned Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association that does not recognise papal authority.