To date, the text of the interim agreement has been kept secret, much to the chagrin of many Chinese Catholics who say secrecy allows Chinese authorities to assert that bishops and priests must obey their instructions because the Vatican agrees with Beijing. Colombia experienced a crisis between the state and the Church in 1994, when Attorney General Gustavo de Greiff accused several bishops of having illegal contacts with farC guerrillas. It turned out that after Colombia`s concordat with the Holy See, members of the clergy could only be examined by ecclesiastical courts, judged in accordance with canon law, and that bishops were therefore immune from investigations by civil authorities, which many in Colombia considered a serious crime. But so far, Protestantism far surpasses Roman Catholicism by attracting new followers to the country. There are an estimated 60 million Christians in China and about 10 million of them are Catholics, according to the New York Times. Moreover, the details of the deal have remained largely confidential, much to the dismay of some of Pope Francis` critics. If, as planned, the provisional agreement is extended for a further two years, progress can be made on the many outstanding issues. But it`s hard to predict where progress might happen or how much. .