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EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Zen criticizes Vatican for ‘despis[ing] the heroes of faith’ in China
LifeSite New ^ | February 14, 2020 | Claire Chretien

Posted on 02/15/2020 8:18:41 AM PST by ebb tide

EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Zen criticizes Vatican for ‘despis[ing] the heroes of faith’ in China

In a 20-minute discussion, the cardinal lamented the Pope’s silence on China’s abuses of power in Hong Kong and described a dire situation for faithful Chinese Catholics.

NEW YORK, February 14, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The communist-run Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association “has always been objectively schismatic” and remains that way “but with the blessing from the Holy See,” Cardinal Joseph Zen said today.

Cardinal Zen sat down with LifeSite for a one-on-one interview in New York today.

In the 20-minute discussion, the cardinal lamented the Pope’s silence on China’s abuses of power in Hong Kong and described a dire situation for faithful Chinese Catholics.

One of the architects of the Catholic Church’s secret deal with the Chinese government, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, “is not acting for the faith,” said Zen. “I’m sorry to say, he is not a man of faith because he despises the heroes of faith.”

Commenting on the secretive Vatican-China deal, the cardinal warned that communists “never accept compromise. They want full surrender. And so now we are at the bottom. They finished the operation selling the Church.”

Cardinal Zen also spoke about the Chinese government’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak and what that response shows about communism. He urged people to be well-informed and look to history.

“With a totalitarian regime, there’s no possibility of any talk or bargaining. No, no,” warned Zen. “They just want you on your knees.”

Watch LifeSite’s full interview with Cardinal Zen:

Read more coverage of Cardinal Zen on LifeSite here.


TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: betrayal; chicoms; dictatorpope; zen

1 posted on 02/15/2020 8:18:41 AM PST by ebb tide
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2 posted on 02/15/2020 8:19:40 AM PST by ebb tide (We have a rogue curia in Rome.)
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To: ebb tide

Love of money.


3 posted on 02/15/2020 8:23:46 AM PST by the_daug
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To: ebb tide

The heroes of Francis’ faith are Karl Marx, Bolshevik Bernie, Greta Thunberg, and AOC.


4 posted on 02/15/2020 8:27:18 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: ebb tide

Zen is a great Chrtisian and a living martyr.


5 posted on 02/15/2020 9:14:14 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (To fear the Lord is to hate evil: I hate pride & arrogance, evil behavior & perverse speech. Pr 8:13)
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