Vatican Makes Deal with Communist China by Forcing Early Retirement of Two Bishops
China continues to crack down on Christianity because the authoritarian government feels threatened by its growth. The majority of Christians already meet underground for their worship or prayer services since the government wants to control every single aspect of their religion. Unfortunately, some church leaders and their congregants have become accomplices of this abusive government and have forgotten that they are also persecuting their brothers and sisters.
1/24/2018 China(Chrisitian Post) – Critics are speaking out against the Vatican’s ongoing efforts to force two Chinese bishops to retire so that they can be replaced by church leaders approved by the Communist government, which has been persecuting Christians across the country.
As AsiaNews reported on Monday, Bishop Peter Zhuang of Shantou and Bishop Jospeh Guo Xijin of Mindong have been asked to step aside so that the Communist-backed Bishop Huang Bingzhang can come into power.
Bingzhang was excommunicated by the Catholic Church in 2011 when he accepted illicit episcopal ordination without the pope’s approval, and has been a long-time member of the National People’s Congress, China’s parliament.