Cdl. Zen: Vatican is helping China’s Communist govt. ‘annihilate’ underground Church


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Cdl. Zen: Vatican is helping China’s Communist govt. ‘annihilate’ underground Church

Tue Nov 27, 2018 Maike Hickson LifeSiteNews

November 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In a recent interview with the French website La Croix International, Cardinal Joseph Zen has renewed his resistance against the 22 September 2018 “provisional” agreement between the Vatican and Communist China on the appointment of bishops, whose full content, however, is still largely unknown. But it will readmit “to full ecclesial communion the remaining ‘official’ Bishops, ordained without Pontifical Mandate.” The agreement is now being used to coerce the Underground Catholics to join the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association under Communist rule, as the Cardinal explains. He recently hand-delivered to the Pope a seven-page-letter, not trusting the reliability of the Pope’s entourage.

In the 22 November interview, Cardinal Zen makes it clear that he considers the 22 September agreement to be destructive of the faithful Underground Church in China. . . .


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Continuing prayers for China


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It is always sad to hear a Cardinal say that the Pope has lost his authority.


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AlNg

It is always sad to hear a Cardinal say that the Pope has lost his authority.

I don’t think it is a proclamation from Cardinal Zen, so much as it is an observation. (Maybe that is what you are saying?)

An observation where the Cardinal is concerned that the Pope is SURRENDERING his authority to the communist Government here (at least surrendering it to a certain extent).


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