Cardinal Zen ‘seeks conservative help to block a Vatican-China deal’ 

Catholic World News – 4/9/18
In a video address to a conference in Rome, the retired Hong Kong bishop adopted Pope Francis’s language of the importance of the peripheries. “Many voices from this periphery [China] do not reach the center [the Vatican],” he said.

The plea on Saturday night by Cardinal Joseph Zen to a Rome conference on the limits of papal authority appeared to be the start of a new alliance that could help both sides bring their message of dissent across.

In his video message to the conference, Zen lamented what he said was a lack of communication from the Vatican and that the voice of the faithful in China was not listened to.

Zen wove his message to the conference around the theme of periphery (China) and the center of the faith (the Vatican).

“In this moment, our periphery, China is in much difficulty, great difficulty and many voices from this periphery do not reach the center. We who live outside continental China – we bring our experience and we are in constant contact (with Chinese Catholic) – we feel like we represent this periphery,” Zen said.

Zen, who in the past has accused the Vatican of “selling out” to Chinese communists, told the conference: “We fear that the center will make decisions that really are not useful for the real growth of the Church (in China).”

Zen, who once taught in a seminary in China, appeared to take another dig at the Vatican, saying, “If you want to help the Church in China, you have to know it. Knowledge cannot be simply abstract or based on numbers or books. One has to have lived it.”

He said he would continue to express his opinion, telling the conference “I hope that you will follow us and occasionally play our part at the center of the Church.”

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3 comments on “Cardinal Zen ‘seeks conservative help to block a Vatican-China deal’ 

  1. Why did it take him so long to decide? Did he vote for Bergoglio? I bet he did , falling for that “third world countries need to be represented” and “diversity” hysteria that the Media and leftist elites surround us with in all recent Papal elections.

    “First they came for the false Religious Liberty, and no one cared. Then they came for the Unique right of the Church to convert and save the world, and no one cared. Then they came for the Church’s unique Catholic Missionary Spirit and no one cared.Then they came for the Mass and Santuary, and no one cared. Then they came for the SSPX and no one cared. Then they came for Rosary and changed it with “luminous mysteries” and no one cared.Then they put feminists to insult the Eucharist with altar girls and Eucharistic Ministers and readers, and no one cared. Then Christ falls down with Assisi 3 times, and no one cared. Then they came for the Papacy, and no one cared. Then adulterers and fornicators could insult the Eucharist, and no one cared. Then they came for the celibate priesthood and no one helped. Then they came for the Chinese Church and Cardinal Zen and there was no one to care who could help him.

  2. Quite eloquent, true and sad to ponder, Ghebreyesus. Nicely done.

  3. Also, Cd. Zen may have been over the Revolutionaries’ “age limit” 5 years ago and ineligible to vote. I really don’t know.

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