- Jul 12, 2020
It’s now a matter of public record that yesterday during his Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis omitted a sizeable chunk of text on Hong Kong.
An 83-year-old Chinese bishop was installed in a state-sanctioned church ceremony June 9, the third bishop to be recognized by the communist regime since the Vatican and China signed an agreement in 2018 on the appointment of bishops.
Communist authorities in territory covered by the Anhui Diocese removed crosses from the top of two church buildings.
In a new letter, retired Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen says Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin is “manipulating” Pope Francis on the issue of China.
Christian funerals outside of churches have been banned in some areas of China as the communist government begins to enforce new regulations on religious practices.
A Chinese Catholic priest whose demotion was key to a now-stalled effort at reconciliation between China and the Vatican is being pressured to join the official Communist Party-controlled church organization, a fellow priest and Catholic news source said.