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Posted on 02/14/2018 5:59:34 PM PST by marshmallow
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".
Hong Kong (AsiaNews) - "An irreversible and regrettable mistake ": this is how a group of Catholic personalities in Hong Kong and in the world defines the possible agreement between China and the Holy See on bishops' nominations, reported by some media as "imminent". In an open letter addressed to the bishops of the world they ask them to ask the Holy See to stop the agreement and to re-set it with precise guarantees on the pontiff's freedom to appoint bishops and with guarantees of true religious freedom for Christians and society . Among the signatories are academics, lawyers, human rights activists. Here is the text of the petition sent to AsiaNews, also found on the site http://www.freecatholicsinchina.org/ and open to signatures.
An Open Letter to Conferences of Catholic Bishops Across the World Regarding the Possible Agreement Between the Holy See and the Government of the Peoples Republic of China
Your Eminence and Most Reverend,
We are a group of Catholics. Recently there has been news reports indicating that the Holy See and the government of the Peoples Republic of China will soon reach an agreement over the issue of bishop appointment, as well as recognition of seven illicit bishops. We are deeply shocked and disappointed. With our love and allegiance to the Holy Mother Church, we hope you and the bishops conferences would pay attention to such development.
According to the teachings of the Holy Mother Church, bishops are the successors of the Apostles, bearing the duties of leading and tending the flock:..........
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This is terrible. The pope is now playing hardball, Ive noticed in some papers. Cardinal Zen could be badly off.
You gotta wonder how a Marxist Apostate like Bergoglio ever became Pope. If only there were a mechanism to drain the swamp in the upper reaches of the Catholic clergy.
There’s such a mechanism, it’s called a conclave. But only God knows when it will be!
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