The Vatican-China deal stands in stark contrast to the papacy of Saint John Paul II who boldly confronted communism in Western Europe. He is widely believed today to have been an essential force in the collapse of the Soviet Union. Sticking my own neck out perhaps a bit too far, I can only conclude that the concordat signed by Pope Francis is reminiscent of the Chief Priest’s response to Pilate (John 19:15), “We have no king but Xi Jinping.”
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Someday Cardinal Zen will be a capital s Saint. His reward will be great. We need to cultivate his bravery and humility.
Our present Pope needs so many prayers….