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Follow CNN(CNN)A long expected, controversial deal between the Chinese government and Catholic leaders in the Vatican has sparked opposition, including inside the Church itself.The provisional agreement, which will see the Vatican recognize the legitimacy of bishops appointed by the Chinese government, comes at a time when the ruling Communist Party is cracking down on “illegal” Christian groups in the country.Officially, there are about 6 million Catholics in China, although the real number could be more than twice that when counting followers in so called underground, or unlicensed churches, according to a researcher with the Holy Spirit Study Center in Hong Kong.The deal, which is part of Pope Francis’s vision to expand the Catholic Church’s following across the world, would help the Vatican gain access to potentially millions of converts across China, the world’s most populous nation.Speaking to Reuters, Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong said the Church’s deal was an “incredible betrayal” and accused the Vatican of “giving the flock into the mouths of the wolves.”Previously Chinese Catholic bishops in the state sanctioned church were not appointed by the Pope, which had been a key sticking point between Beijing and the Vatican since relations broke down in 1951.Amnesty International China Researcher Patrick Poon told CNN the agreement created serious concerns for freedom of religion in China in the future.”Such an agreement will effectively set a very bad precedent for other religions (in China) . It will put Catholics under a lot of pressure,” he said.While the details around the agreement remain vague, including who would have the final say on appointments, Chinese state media was effusive in its support for the proposal.The Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China said in a statement in state media they “wholeheartedly supported” the deal.But Father Bernardo Cervellera, editor of the Vatican news agency Asia News, said the reaction had been more muted among Chinese Catholics.”There is on one hand a little bit of joy, because something is happening, there is a provisional agreement, but there is a lot of sadness because many problems remain open, above all the fact that many bishops have been disappeared at the hands of the police,” he told CNN.Christian devotees attend a mass at the South Cathedral in Beijing on September 22.Crackdown in ChinaThe Catholic Church has a long and fractious history with the Chinese government, even before the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.Following’s Mao’s victory in the civil war, the Communist Party portrayed the Catholic Church as among the hostile forces responsible for the country’s decades of suffering and humiliation. There were even rumors, often discredited, of an assassination plot against Communist leaders involving a Catholic priest.”Activities in the illegally built parishes will be prohibited,” an Ethnic and Religion Bureau official told the state media tabloid Global Times in April.Reports of crackdowns on underground Christian parishes in China continued into September, ahead of the announcement of the deal between Beijing and the Vatican.In the United States, Republican Senator and frequent China critic Marco Rubio, himself Catholic, asked how the Vatican could justify the deal it had struck with the Communist Party.”They are giving a government (an atheist one) influence in choosing bishops which (the Church says) are regarded as transmitters of the apostolic line.