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Who Appointed the Youth Synodís Chinese Bishops?
The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/6/18 | Fr. Raymond de Souza

Posted on 10/09/2018 7:30:42 PM PDT by marshmallow

The clear impression is that they were chosen by the government in Beijing

Participants in the synod of bishops which started this week in Rome were appointed by various means. National bishops’ conferences elected their bishop delegates, certain curial officials are participating ex officio, the eastern Churches had their designated representatives, and the Holy Father has appointed additional participants. Finally, the Chinese Communist Party made its appointments.

Let me explain. The revised apostolic constitution governing the synod, published just weeks ago by Pope Francis, did not include any provision for the Chinese communists to have their appointments, but things are moving fast in Rome.

The agreement signed on September 22 between the Holy See and China – or, in effect, with the Communist Party of China, which was given control over all religious affairs earlier this year – remains secret, so nobody really knows what is in it. Perhaps there was a clause related to synod appointments. Perhaps not. To be exact, only the Chinese know what they have agreed to, because China regularly violates many of the trade, intellectual property and monetary agreements it makes. So the Holy See, to say nothing of Catholics in China, will have to wait to see what in fact they ended up with.

We do know that Pope Francis – who took personal, immediate responsibility for the China accord during his airborne press conference returning from Estonia – agreed to lift the excommunications on seven bishops illicitly consecrated by the “Patriotic Association”, the puppet Church set up by the Chinese regime.

In a gesture of ill will, the Chinese communist authorities announced themselves who would attend the current synod in Rome. Such announcements, of course, are customarily made by the Holy See. Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri announced that the two bishops “had been invited” by........

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1 posted on 10/09/2018 7:30:42 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Chi Com picking Bishops.

What could go wrong? :)

2 posted on 10/09/2018 7:32:27 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: dp0622

Franknfurter has gone past the turning point and nothing more can rescue his papacy. He is destroying our religion. It’s time to serve him the mighty-night pills. This is an offer he can’t refuse.

3 posted on 10/09/2018 10:02:09 PM PDT by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.9we)
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To: namvolunteer

Well the rumor is that the 1 month Pope was murdered.

Well it’s much more than a rumor.

The Papacy had/has? very strong mob connections.

And they make our mafia look like choir boys.

Now the gay mafia has a stranglehold.

But he can never destroy our religion. That lives in our hearts and God put it there.

No man can destroy that.

And he will die one day. Everyone does :)

4 posted on 10/09/2018 10:11:20 PM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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