Cardinal Zen Decries Vatican’s ‘Murder of the Church in China’

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Breitbart: Cardinal Joseph Zen wrote to all his brother cardinals of the Catholic Church begging them not to sit idly by as the Church in China is “murdered,” in a letter made public this week.

Saying he was “begging on his knees,” the former bishop of Hong Kong asked his fellow cardinals: “Can we idly watch this murder of the Church in China by those who should protect it and defend it from our enemies?” in reference to recent agreements made between the Vatican with the Chinese Communist Party.

In the letter, dated September 27, 2019 but just released this week, Cardinal Zen contends that the problem he is presenting involves the entire Church, and not just the Chinese Church, while insisting that “we cardinals have the grave responsibility of helping the Holy Father guide the Church.” Read More …

Opinion: Headline, September 24, 2018

Vatican announces historic deal with China on bishop appointment

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke, speaking in Vilnius, Lithuania, told reporters the aim of the accord “is not political but pastoral, allowing the faithful to have bishops who are in communion with Rome but at the same time recognized by Chinese authorities.”

Headline February 7, 2019

Pope Tells Chinese Catholics: Show Respect and Loyalty to the Communist Regime

In this case, the pope has surrendered some authority to the atheistic Chinese communist government in the selection of Catholic bishops in China. Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong, has expressed concern about the deal as much of the precise details are “secret.”

It is no secret anymore:

Pray for the Catholics of China, they have been sold out to an atheist authoritarian  government. From there it is a small step to bow before a future prophesied dictator

as Francis seems to be auditioning for the role of Pontifex Maximus.

“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” (Revelation 13:11-12).