Μετά τον ξεσηκωμό των Καθολικών της Ανατολικής Ευρώπης λόγω της συμμαχίας του Αργεντίνου Πάπα Φραγκίσκου με την Μουσουλμανική Αδελφότητα, και λόγω των επικλήσεων του Φραγκίσκου για ανοιχτά σύνορα της Ευρώπης με τον Μουσουλμανικό Κόσμο, έρχεται η συμφωνία του Πάπα Φραγκίσκου με την Κίνα, όπου από την εποχή του Μάο διώκονται οι Χριστιανοί.
Ο επικεφαλής της Παπικής Ακαδημίας Marcelo Sorondo, ο οποίος σε μεγάλο βαθμό εκφράζει και τον Φραγκίσκο, βγήκε και είπε δημοσίως ότι η Κίνα εκφράζει τις αξίες της Καθολικής Εκκλησίας για ανθρώπινη αξιοπρέπεια και σεβασμό στο περιβάλλον, προκαλώντας νέο εμφύλιο στο εσωτερικό της Καθολικής Εκκλησίας.
Ρε τι έχουμε πάθει. Δεν μας έφτανε που έγιναν τα παιδιά των εφοπλιστών κομμουνιστές, τώρα έγινε κομμουνιστής και ο Πάπας. Και δεν φτάνει που έγιναν κομμουνιστές τα παιδιά των εφοπλιστών, δεν φτάνει που έγινε κομμουνιστής ο Πάπας, έγινε κομμουνίστρια και η Σύλβια Κλιμάκη στο Λονδίνο.
“Unholy war of words breaks out over Vatican rapprochement with
”, Φεβρουάριος 2018 China
An unholy war of words has broken out among
and Catholic officials over the Holy See’s rapprochement with Communist China, with cardinals, archbishops and priests caught in an undiplomatic crossfire. Vatican
In the past few days, one cardinal has accused another of spouting “nonsense” and a priest accused an archbishop of being so naive about
China that he was like in Wonderland. Alice
The exchanges came as the
Vatican and moved closer to an accord on the appointment of bishops in what would be an historic breakthrough and a precursor to a resumption in diplomatic relations after 70 years. China
Any deal was bound to be controversial because of concessions the
would have to make to a government that has kept religion under its thumb. But the accusations have become exceptionally shrill as diplomacy has collided with passion. Vatican
Father Bernardo Cervellera, head of the AsiaNews agency, which specializes in
, accused Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the head of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, of being “naive”. China
In an interview this week, Sanchez Sorondo praised
, saying that Chinese today were those who are perhaps best implementing Church teachings on social issues, such as concern for the environment and human dignity. China
“We can understand that in the heat of desire for relations between China and the Vatican one can be doting and exalt Chinese culture ... but adulating China is an ideological affirmation that makes a laughingstock of the Church,” Cervellera wrote in an editorial headlined “Sanchez Sorondo in Wonderland”.
are split between “underground” communities that recognize the pope and a state-controlled group where bishops are appointed by the government in collaboration with local Church communities. Critics have blasted the deal because it would involve accepting the legitimacy of bishops appointed by the government. China
The war of words also reached the stratosphere of Church hierarchy, cardinal versus cardinal.
The Vatican rebuked Cardinal Joseph Zen, 86, the outspoken former bishop of Hong Kong, after he accused it of “selling out” China’s underground Catholics to the communists. Zen, known for his feistiness, did not take it lying down.
He accused the
Vatican’s chief diplomat, Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, of speaking “nonsense,” after Parolin said in an interview that the aim of dialogue was the greater good and that the understood the “pain” of Chinese Catholics. Vatican
Zen retorted in his blog on Monday: “Oh! This man who lacks faith, how would he understand what is real pain?!”
Vatican source has said the deal could be signed in the next few months. The clerical gloves are expected to stay off at least until then.