Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Cardinal Says Vatican Is Surrendering to China's Communist Government With Deal on Catholic Worship

Patrick Goodenough | March 20, 2018

(CNSNews.com) – The outspoken former bishop of Hong Kong has launched a fresh attack on a proposed agreement between the Vatican and China’s communist government. The agreement describes a future where Chinese Catholics worship in a state-recognized church, under surveillance cameras, “listening to a priest preaching the latest instruction from the reigning President-Emperor.”......... The “President-Emperor” reference is likely to Xi, whose already considerable powers were boosted with the recent removal of presidential term limits and the enshrining of his philosophy into the national constitution............Despite Beijing’s engagement with the Vatican, persecution of Christians continues in China.  Since 2014, officials have taken down crosses from more than 2,000 churches as part of a so-called “beautification” campaign, according to the U.S.-based campaign group China Aid. Xi came to power in 2013...........To Read More......

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