Pope’s possible deal with China would ‘betray Christ’, says Hong Kong cardinal

November 28, 2016   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: ,

The most senior Chinese Catholic has slammed a potential rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing, saying it would be “betraying Jesus Christ”, amid a thaw in more than six decades of bitter relations.

Talk of a deal between the two sides has been building for months, with some saying the diplomatic coup for Pope Francis would be resolving the highly controversial issue of allowing China’s Communist government to have a hand in selecting bishops.

But Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 84-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, has been an outspoken critic, saying any agreement where Beijing would have a hand in approving clergy would be “a surrender”.

 

Read More: Pope’s possible deal with China would ‘betray Christ’, says Hong Kong cardinal | World news | The Guardian

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