Hong Kong Cardinal Zen: “Finally, They Got Rid of Him [Abp. Hon]!”

Hong Kong Cardinal Zen: “Finally, They Got Rid of Him [Abp. Hon]!”


Pope Francis removed anti-Communist Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai, the Secretary of the powerful Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, in order to pave the way for a deal with the Communist Chinese regime, writes Paul Huang in the Chinese newspaper The Epoch Times (October 7). Archbishop Hon is a close ally to Cardinal Joseph Zen who commented after Hon’s dismissal on his blog, “Finally, they got rid of him!”

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3 comments on “Hong Kong Cardinal Zen: “Finally, They Got Rid of Him [Abp. Hon]!”

  1. [Cd. Zen kindly calls Francis “naïve”. It’s not naïveté, and the good Cardinals know it.]

    Vatican Strategy: Things Are Going Down, Down
    The situation of the Church in China today is “worse” than during the gruesome repression in the 1950s and 60s, because the Church has been weakened, brave Cardinal Joseph Zen told Polonia Christiana in a video interview.

    Zen is sorry that in the face of the Chinese regime the Holy See is adopting a wrong strategy, “They are too eager to dialogue… dialogue. So they tell everybody [in the Church in China] not to make noise, to accommodate, to compromise, to obey the government. Now things are going down, down.”

    Cardinal Zen calls Pope Francis “naïve”. His predecessors understood the situation while Francis is “confused”. According to Zen, Francis’ agreement with China will be a “fake” adding, “How can the initiative of choosing bishops be given to an atheistic government? Incredible, incredible.”

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