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Hong Kong Bishop Fears Chinese Catholic 'Suppression' to Continue Despite Vatican Pact
Reuters ^ | 10/3/18 | Greg Torode

Posted on 10/09/2018 6:09:54 AM PDT by marshmallow

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s leading Catholic cleric said on Wednesday that he feared continued suppression of Catholics in mainland China despite a landmark accord struck last month between the Vatican and Beijing’s Communist Party leadership.

Michael Yeung, the Bishop of Hong Kong, said it would take time to address issues beyond the appointment of bishops agreed in the accord. These included the release of detained clerics and full free expression of religious belief in China.

The details of the provisional agreement, which gives the Vatican its long-desired approval of the appointment of bishops in China, have not been made public by either side.

Yeung, whose Hong Kong diocese has for decades served as a free Catholic beachhead on the edge of an officially atheist China, said he had not seen the details.

“I don’t think the signing of this provisional agreement means the solution of everything. It takes time, it will take a few years to see,” he told Reuters in a rare interview.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Politics

1 posted on 10/09/2018 6:09:54 AM PDT by marshmallow
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The Vatican-China deal is aimed at the suppression of China's "secret" Catholics. The Church is a political tool for Bergoglio. That is how Leftists treat any Institution that is not entirely their creature. Bergoglio and much of the hierarchy are globalists and effectively Communists, even if they don't see it quite that way. The Chinese Catholics, the real ones, are a threat to Bergoglio's organization and are being purged. The Chinese Church was growing very fast and all of it, Protestants and Catholics, had come to understand their mission in the world as the conversion of Moslem Asia. To the globalists this is as inconvenient as Donald Trump winning the election in 2016.
2 posted on 10/09/2018 8:38:28 AM PDT by arthurus (gf)
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