- Jan 15, 2021
At a time when the ideological makeup of Capitol Hill is more divided than ever, the nation’s international religious freedom czar is calling on the next administration to maintain religious liberty as a bipartisan issue.
Watching US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to the Vatican this week play out, it seems possible that some of the obvious testiness over China is because both sides are making flawed assumptions about the other.
Top Vatican and U.S. officials Wednesday urged actors at every level of society to protect and defend religious freedom, whether it be physical violence, or subtle forms of ideological colonization carried out under the guise of tolerance.
If St. John Newman were around today, he might be warning Pope Francis and his Vatican team about the dangers of the well-poisoning fallacy vis-à-vis China.
Vatican officials should think twice about dealing with the Chinese government, according to Trump’s top official for religious liberty.
China on Monday said it will ban entry to U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Representative Chris Smith and Ambassador for Religious Freedom Sam Brownback over their criticism of the ruling Communist Party’s policies toward minority groups and people of faith.