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by Benjamin Starnes  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  August 21, 2021   

Archbishop issues admonition

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As China's human rights violations continue, Abp. Savio Hon Tai-fai — born in Hong Kong — is decrying the Vatican's so-called diplomacy with communist China. As reported by The Catholic Sun, at a recent conference, the Vatican's nuncio to Greece explained, "The underground communities have felt abandoned by the Holy See."

Last year, Church Militant obtained an exclusive interview with the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong.

Cardinal Joseph Zen: "The underground [is] discouraged because they don't receive any help [or] support from the Holy See."

China's communist government has long insisted on controlling the selection of Catholic bishops. In 2018, the Vatican ceded the selection of bishops to the Chinese communists through the secretive China-Vatican accord, with veto power held by the pope.

Archbishop Savio believes knowing the specific players in Vatican-China relations is key to gaining "deeper insights" into the Church in China. The explosive 2018 letter from Abp. Viganò claims the day before he met the new pope, sexual abuser Theodore McCarrick bragged to him, "The pope received me yesterday. Tomorrow I am going to China."

Cardinal Zen: "They seem triumph[ant]. They're showing no repentance for what they have done. Many acts of defiance."

Over a hundred years ago, Our Lady of Fatima warned about the errors of Russia spreading around the world — usually understood as referencing communism.

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