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While, for the most part, it's been high-level cardinals and archbishops who made a back-door, secret agreement with the Communist Chinese government regarding China's growing Catholic population, Pope Francis bears ultimate responsibility for their betrayal.
Details - Negotiation - Vatican - Government - Man
Details of the negotiation between the Vatican and the Chinese government have been kept secret by the man directly under Pope Francis, Cdl. Pietro Parolin.
Hong Kong's retired archbishop, Cdl. Joseph Zen, has been petitioning Pope Francis to review the agreement. Zen met with the Pope in July 2019 and handed him a letter outlining his concerns regarding the Vatican's 2018 deal with China.
Pope - Letter - Zen - Efforts - Relief
He noted the pope received the letter and assured "he would look into it." But despite Zen's efforts, no relief or clarification has come from the Vatican for Chinese Catholics.
Earlier this month, a letter penned by Zen and dated Sept. 27, 2019 was made public. He wrote "I believe that the problem that I am presenting concerns not only the Church in China, but the entire Church, and we cardinals have the grave responsibility to help the Holy Father...
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