» 03/06/2018, 14.06
CHINA – VATICAN
P. Peter (伯鐸神父)
The cross, the Chinese emperor and the Roman Curia
China is fertile ground for all religions. Christianity has always faced difficulties but has also been able to flourish. Tensions and resistance exist between imperial Confucianism and faith in God the Father over the subjects who are also “children of Heaven and brothers of the emperor.” Martyrdom cannot be eliminated, despite talks between China and the Vatican. A Chinese priest offers his thoughts.
19/02/2018 11:39:00 CHINA-VATICAN
Underground Catholic: We are excluded from dialogue between China and the Holy See
Catholics of the unofficial Church complain that the "imminent" agreement between Rome and Beijing on the appointment of bishops forgets all the persecutions that the Christian communities are subject to. A criticism also to Msgr. Giuseppe Wei Jingyi, who - according to the author - is "underground” in name but not in nature. The repentant bishops show "repentance" only in private, but continue government policy in public.
20/02/2018 12:55:00 CHINA-VATICAN
Dear Chinese bishops, where is the measure of your heart?
A young Catholic from the official community, appreciates the lucidity and the realism of Msgr. Guo Xijin (underground bishop), and doubts the style of other underground or official bishops, such as Msgr. Han Zhihai and Wei Jingyi. A meditation on the joys and sorrows of the Chinese faithful in front of the so-called "imminent" agreement between China and the Vatican.
22/02/2018 16:57:00 CHINA – VATICAN
Chinese priest talks about the enflamed climate surrounding China-Vatican talks
Some media in favour of a deal speak in "disgusting" ways. Those who oppose it are not against an agreement or against diplomatic relations, but are against reaching one at any cost. "[W]here does the Church truly exercise her rights?" The author is a priest in the underground Church in eastern China.
13/02/2018 10:24:00 CHINA-VATICAN
Card. Zen: I still don’t understand why they are in dialogue with China
Reconciliation between official and underground communities may be difficult, but it is possible. The Chinese state aims to build a national and schismatic Church. The Vatican’s veneration of Ostpolitik risks helping Beijing "enslave the Church". The manipulation of the words of Benedict XVI and obedience to Pope Francis.
12/02/2018 12:23:00 CHINA - VATICAN - HONG KONG
Hong Kong Catholics to the bishops of the world: Stop the possible agreement between China and the Holy See
Academics, lawyers, human rights activists ask the Holy See to demand greater guarantees of freedom in the appointment of bishops and religious freedom in the country. Xi Jinping scepticism towards China. " Rushing for a quick achievement, taking a wrong step, can result in total failure".
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