Skip to comments.WashPost's Wan Presents Chinese Communist Government, Vatican on Equal Moral Plane
Posted on 02/25/2013 2:47:37 PM PST by Nachum
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In a 41-paragraph front-pager today, the Washington Post's William Wan looks at how the "New pope will be challenged by strained ties with China." "A reset is possible as both sides introduce new leadership," added a subheadline. The website version had a wildly different headline, "For China's Catholics, new pope brings hope."
Throughout his article, Wan used language that suggested that the Vatican and the Communist Chinese dictatorship were on the same moral plane (emphases mine):
BEIJING Of the long list of problems the next pope will inherit once the white smoke rises in Rome, few on the diplomatic front can rival the bitter, intractable relationship between the Vatican and the Chinese government.
The two powers have long battled for control over Catholics in China, but the situation has worsened in the past two years to the lowest point in decades. Bishops touted by the government have been excommunicated by the pope. Meanwhile, Chinas government has called the Vatican unreasonable and rude and stepped up its surveillance and detention of Catholics who remain loyal to the pope in illegal underground churches.
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That is about what I would expect from the dying media