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Vatican official: opponents of China pact are trouble-makers

September 24, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, the chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, has dismissed critics of a Vatican-China agreement as “a little minority group of people, people who wanted to create trouble.” In an exclusive interview with the Chinese government-controlled Global Times, he said that China “observes the common good and it has proved its ability to great missions like fighting against poverty and pollution.” Earlier this year Bishop Sorondo said: “Right now, those who are best implementing the social doctrine of the Church are the Chinese.” He was in China this week for a conference on organ donation—a field in which he has praised Chinese leadership.

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  • Posted by: Retired01 - Sep. 27, 2018 9:35 AM ET USA

    The MO of the pope's supporters: demonize the critics, no need to make rational arguments.

  • Posted by: Jim Hanink - Sep. 24, 2018 7:49 PM ET USA

    Bishop Sanchez Sorondo, to be credible, needs to present his comments in a context in which he can be required to present arguments to support them.

  • Posted by: wacondaseeds4507 - Sep. 24, 2018 2:16 PM ET USA

    If Bishop Sorondo had been one of the many bishops imprisoned for years/decades by the Chinese government for fidelity to the Roman Catholic Church, he might be part of the "little minority group" who do not think so highly about this deal.