At a time when the vicious Satans in Beijing are destroying crosses, burning Bibles and ordering followers to sign papers renouncing their religious faith, the Vatican signs a covenant with Beijing to live together in harmony.
The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a “provisional agreement” over the appointment of bishops, a deal that resolved one of the major sticking points in recent years, with the Vatican agreeing to accept seven bishops who were previously named by Beijing without the pope’s consent, according to CBS news.
With the status of the seven bishops now reconciled and in communion with Rome, the Pope is wilfully thinking that Vatican is dancing beautifully in tune with the Communist Devil in a “breakthrough”.
For too long, the leaders in Vatican have been living on fame and extravagance of taxes and donations and forgotten their mission as Messengers of God. They have formed an elite class that shies away from the sufferings of God’s followers and burned the Bibles with their own hands.
Not to neglect the fact that the Catholic community in China is still split between Catholics who belong to the official Chinese church and those in the underground church, Vatican must as well have failed to consult its loyal followers in the Middle Kingdom.
Instead of condemning the barbaric crackdown of church worships in China and saving its brothers and sisters from suppression and sufferings, the Pope stretched out his hands to shake with the evil doers who have a long history of crimes against religions.
“Pope Francis hopes that, with these decisions, a new process may begin that will allow the wounds of the past to be overcome, leading to the full communion of all Chinese Catholics,” a Vatican statement said.
Too many Chinese worshippers would not see the sunrise tomorrow under the rule of the Satan. Is Vatican going to heal the wounds of 12 million Chinese Catholics or the wounds of Satan’s swords and spears?
Some Chinese Catholics have opposed such a deal, notably Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen, who before the deal was announced called it a sell-out of Chinese Catholics who refused to join the state Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association and who paid the price of remaining faithful to Rome during years of persecution.
Vatican spokesman Greg Burke, speaking in Vilnius, Lithuania, indicated the accord would serve as a blueprint for future appointments of bishops, who lead the faithful in their dioceses. Burke 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.”
Vatican and Chinese authorities are drawing a “blueprint” for Chinese Catholics, not just “for future appointments of bishops” in China. This blueprint sounds so much like the “China Dream” by President Xi Jinping that turns out to be nightmares of the Chinese population. They want to have “unity, trust, and a new impetus” with the Communist tyrant, if I am wrong in interpreting the words of Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
In an interview with the Reuters news agency in Hong Kong September 20, Cardinal Zen said Cardinal Parolin should resign.
“I don’t think he has faith. He is just a good diplomat in a very secular, mundane meaning,” Cardinal Zen told Reuters. “They’re giving the flock into the mouths of the wolves. It’s an incredible betrayal.”
This spring, a 5-year plan regarding Christians was introduced, along with new rules on religious affairs. Over the last few months, local governments across China have shut down hundreds of private Christian “house churches.” And this is just the beginning.
Among the evils of Chinese crackdown on religions, Bishop Guo Xijin, head of an underground diocese, was whisked away in March by government agents in the southern village of Saiqi.
According to Bernardo Cervellera, a Vatican-China expert, about a year ago, some 10 priests were in prison in Hebei province near Beijing, but he didn’t know their current situation. He also cited Shanghai’s underground bishop and others under house arrest.
The Vatican “had to start a dialogue from a weak position, because China is very powerful and therefore dictated the rules of this dialogue,” Cervellera told the AP.
“It is hard to be a Catholic today. It is clear from this summer’s Pennsylvania grand jury report, the Cardinal Theodore McCarrick scandal and, most recently, the dodge by Pope Francis to a Vatican diplomat’s testimony that the pontiff rehabilitated McCarrick, that the Catholic Church has been betrayed by her leaders. ” Charles Rice, lawyer from Mishawaka, Indiana, expressed her concerns.
“For decades, our bishops, cardinals and the Vatican have engaged in an unforgivable cover-up of sins and alleged crimes against children. While in some cases, the cover-up may have been done with the purpose of aiding and abetting sinful and criminal conduct, it is also apparent that the cover-up was engineered with the goal of protecting the church’s ‘brand.’” She commented.
As Pope Francis has admitted the abuses of clergy during his visit to once deeply Catholic Ireland these days, the Vatican should act to clean up the mess at its own backyards before taking on any China initiative to dance with the evil.
By Cloudy Seagail