Skip to comments.Chinese Tabloid Disses Breitbart, Defends Vatican Bishop for Speaking ‘Truth’ About China
Posted on 02/09/2018 1:22:19 PM PST by ebb tide
The communist-party controlled Global Times has lavished praise on a Vatican bishop who recently proposed China as the best model of Catholic social teaching, claiming he speaks the truth about life in China.
In a Friday op-ed, Global Times writer Ai Jun said that recent comments exalting Chinas communist government by Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, express the perspective of an authoritative religious figure and are helpful in contradicting misunderstandings of China. The Global Times is owned by the Communist Party mouthpiece, the Peoples Daily.
The overwhelming majority of Catholics in China have full access to freedom of religion while abiding by Catholic doctrine and Chinas rule of law, the op-ed states. Chinese Catholics are no different from Catholics in other countries simply because they live in a socialist nation, which reflects the fact that the Chinese government respects their religious freedom and provides them with enough room for religious activities.
The Global Times slammed a Wednesday Breitbart News report suggesting that Bishop Sanchez had been taken in by the Chinese propaganda machine and gullibly believed claims that there are no drugs and no slums in China and that Chinese citizens enjoy freedom of religion. Such reports reflect a prejudice against China, the op-ed stated.
While the Global Times claimed that the Breitbart report suggested it was hard to understand how the Holy See could cut a deal with Beijing, this is false. It rather questioned assertions that life in modern China exemplifies Catholic social teaching done right.
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This Francis is the Obama of Popes
Slam on ‘Bishop’ Marcelo Shanchez Sorondo and ‘Pope’ Francis.
How’s that Christianity thing going in Communist China ?
China - NorKo - Vatican !?
New Axis of Evil.
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