The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that Beijing authorities would likely give the pope veto powers on future bishop appointments, although this has not been confirmed.
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5 years of Pope Francis Controversial bridge builder Francis takes his task as bridge builder very seriously.
5 years of Pope Francis Criticism from within the church Francis' reform course has been too radical for some clerics.
5 years of Pope Francis Sexual abuse scandal in the Church But the major challenge now faced by Francis is the problem of sexual abuse, including of minors, by church representatives.