China, Holy See and the reality (that is more important than the idea)

In February 2018 when the 4000th edition of La Civiltà Cattolica was published, Pope Francis, in a special audience in the Vatican, recommended to our journal, as an example to follow, a man who loved China totally: Matteo Ricci, or Lì Mădòu as he was known in China (1522–1610). This Jesuit — who transferred to China when he was 30 years old — made a great mappa mundi