Vice president returns from the Vatican
Central News Agency
2014-04-30 11:08 PM
Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Vice President Wu Den-yih and his entourage returned to Taiwan Wednesday after attending the canonizations of late Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII Sunday at the Vatican. Wu said that delegations from more than 90 countries attended the canonization ceremony in memory of the contributions of the two Popes to the peace of the world. When asked about ruling Kuomintang's personnel change, he said that it will have positive effect on the party. As part of the KMT's reform efforts, the KMT Central Standing Committee approved the appointment of Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin, New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu and Taichung Mayor Jason Hu as vice chairmen, while the incumbents Lin Feng-cheng, Chan Chun-po and John Chiang tendered their resignations the same day. Wu was the third ROC vice president to visit the Vatican after Lien Chan in 1997 and Annette Lu in 2002. President Ma also visited last year to attend the installation of Pope Francis. (By Bien Chin-feng and Lilian Wu)
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