Skip to comments.‘The Vatican Lost Everything, Got Nothing’: An Interview with Cardinal Zen
Posted on 02/16/2020 5:53:30 PM PST by marshmallow
Cardinal Joseph Zen discusses the Church in China and his relationship with Pope Francis and Cardinal Pietro Parolin
On February 11, Cardinal Joseph Zen, emeritus bishop of Hong Kong met with Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. After that meeting, the cardinal gave an exclusive interview to CNA in which he discussed the Church in China, the Holy Sees agreement with the Communist regime, and his relationship with Pope Francis and the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
The following is a transcript of the cardinals interview with CNA. It has been edited for length and clarity.
Your Eminence, can you tell us about the situation of the Church in China?
More and more, the Church is under persecution [in China]. Both the official Church, and the underground. Actually, the underground is doomed to disappear. Why? Because even the Holy See is not helping. The older bishops are dying, there are less than 30 bishops left in the underground Church, and no new priests being ordained.
But we hope that [Chinese Catholics] can keep the faith in their families so we have to say, back to the catacombs!
Even in the official church, the faithful are more and more controlled. On the top of the church they tell you to destroy the crosses, inside the church, they put the image of Xi Jinpingmaybe not in the center, but in some place. Now they have to have the flag in the church, they have to sing the national anthem.
People under 18 years of age are not allowed into churches, not allowed in any religious activity. Christmas is forbidden, in the whole country. Even the bible should be re-translated, according to the Communist orthodoxy. So now we see more and more control on the Church, and there is......
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Terrible, I feel bad for Chinese Christians. It will get worse of course, communism is the superhighway to dystopian horror.
Commies got everything. Church got nuttin. That’s the plan Stan.
I believe the Chinese pilgrim who Francis slapped on New Years, had come to ask for his intervention.
His response made quite clear, that he has NO intention of even trying to help.
Dear Lord, give them strength.
Many Popes in the past have been corrupt. Many have been shortsighted. But this may be the first one who actively desires to destroy his own Church.
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