Cdl Zen: Vatican Has Delivered Church in China into ‘Hands of the Madness of Our Government’

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‘It’s a betrayal of the real Church.’

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNews, July 13, 2020

Dorothy Cummings McLeanWASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― Cardinal Zen, the retired bishop of Hong Kong, told a popular EWTN news host that the Vatican deal with China is a “betrayal of the real Church.”

Zen, 88, appeared on EWTN’s The World Over with Raymond Arroyo show on July 10 to discuss China’s new “security law” for Hong Kong. The measure was imposed upon the former British colony on June 30.

Pope Francis was expected to comment last Sunday on the unhappy situation in Hong Kong and speak in defence of religious freedom. The remarks were in copies of his speech distributed to journalists, but he dropped them from his Angelus address.

“I have seen the text, which is very mild, in no way offensive to the Chinese government,” said Zen.

“Some say maybe the Holy Father thought it was better not to say [something], or some say he may have received some word from the Chinese Embassy in Italy.”

“It’s not an isolated episode. It’s already a long-standing policy of the Vatican not to offend the Chinese government.”  …

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