VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is now offering the complete text of the Bible online in Chinese on its Web site, www.vatican.va. When users click on a particular book of the Bible, it pops up in an easy-to-read (if you know Chinese) PDF file.
The Vatican launched the online Bible on Jan. 1, but none of the links to the PDF files worked when I tried them in early January. After a quick call to the Chinese section at Vatican Radio to tell them there was some sort of glitch in the links, the Bible was up and running when I checked this morning.
In its online resource library, the Vatican also has a number of documents from Vatican II translated into Chinese. It also plans on putting the complete Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Code of Canon Law online in Chinese in the coming months.