TAIWAN is getting ready to welcome an influx of theology students from across the strait in mainland China, a move which has been hailed by the president of the bishops’ conference.
“About 30 priests, religious sisters and brothers in their 20s and 30s from mainland China are now studying at Fu Jen Catholic University’s faculty of theology,” said Archbishop John Hung Shan-chuan of Taipei.
“We’re renovating a hostel to create a dormitory and activity center for them. Once that is opened, the university can expand its enrolment of Chinese speaking clergy and nuns even further,” he added.
This development began two years ago after discussions between the archbishop and Wang Zuo’an, director of China’s state administration for religious affairs.
It is in line with Taiwan government’s decision to open its doors for mainlanders to take higher education courses there. The first batch of students arrived in Taiwan last autumn.
Report from ucanews.com