Vatican denies rift between FrankenPope and his collaborators over China

Vatican denies rift between FrankenPope and his collaborators over China

The Vatican has implicitly criticised Cardinal Zen’s account of the Pope’s relations with a Vatican delegation in China

 

[This make FrankenPope’s remarks that he  “was opposed to the replacement of ‘underground’ Chinese bishops with government-backed ones” and “Yes, I told them [his collaborators on China] not to create another Mindszenty case” sound hollow.  See also the National Catholic Register’s article on the same: Vatican: Despite ‘Regrettable’ Reports, FrankenPope Is Well-Informed on China. – AQ moderator Tom]

The Vatican has issued a statement contradicting Cardinal Joseph Zen’s account of the Pope’s relationship with his collaborators on China.

Cardinal Zen wrote an open letter saying that Pope Francis had indicated in a private audience that he was opposed to the replacement of ‘underground’ Chinese bishops with government-backed ones.

The Pope’s words suggested that a Vatican delegation in the country was acting behind his back and against his wishes in ordering two ‘underground’ bishops to stand aside.

Now the Holy See has issued a press statement “with reference to widespread news on a presumed difference of thought and action between the Holy Father and his collaborators in the Roman Curia on issues relating to China.”

The statement says: “The Pope is in constant contact with his collaborators, in particular in the Secretariat of State, on Chinese issues, and is informed by them faithfully and in detail on the situation of the Catholic Church in China and on the steps in the dialogue in progress between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China, which he follows with special attention.”

In an apparent reference to Cardinal Zen, the statement adds:

“It is therefore surprising and regrettable that the contrary is affirmed by people in the Church, thus fostering confusion and controversy.”

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4 comments on “Vatican denies rift between FrankenPope and his collaborators over China

  1. The term “useful idiot” is one that all neo-Catholic modernists should become familiar with. If this is Bergoglio’s idea of the New Evangelization and Social Justice perhaps he should find a retirement home and take a long rest.

  2. Courting Red Chinese “favor” is a kudo eagerly sought by Lefties. I do not accuse Pope Francis of such toadyism, per se, but given the ham handed swishy social climbers he’s retained on staff, any odor of such treasonous behind-the-scenes behavior should not be ignored.

  3. One Is Lying And It Is Not Cardinal Zen

    en.news – 1/30/18

    The Vatican press office published a note (January 30) contradicting statements made by Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen.

    Zen wrote on his blog (January 29) that Pope Francis told him that he does not want to replace Catholic Chinese bishops with Communist regime bishops, although a Vatican delegation has asked exactly for this.

    The Vatican statement now denies “news on a presumed difference of thought and action between the Holy Father and his collaborators”. It says that Francis is in “constant contact” with his collaborators, is informed in detail, and follows the “dialogue” with the Chinese regime with “special attention”.

    The statement brutally attacks Cardinal Zen without naming him, “It is therefore surprising and regrettable that the contrary is affirmed by people in the Church, thus fostering confusion and controversy.”

  4. Cheeseball PR tactics from the Motel 6 mob?
    /
    I’m shocked! Shocked I tell you!
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    Implications against the veracity of a White Martyr, a TRUE Prince of the Church, whose daily life is an act of religious defiance of the Red Chinese cannibals?
    /
    Well, I never! ( I sense a case of the vapors coming on. Pass the smelling salts, please! )

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