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Chinese priest begs for clarity in Vatican stance on Patriotic Association

December 21, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: A Chinese priest, in an article posted by AsiaNews, explains his difficulty in accepting the leadership of bishops affiliated with the Catholic Patriotic Association: an organization whose role was described by Pope Benedict XVI as fundamentally incompatible with Catholic doctrine. The priest pleads for clarification of the Vatican’s current stance.

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  • Posted by: Jim Hanink - Dec. 22, 2018 2:59 PM ET USA

    A well-formed conscience is, indeed, decisive in the moral life. That this priest is in such turmoil evidences the wrongheaded Vatican policy. One especially dismal feature of this policy is that ignores the mountain of evidence showing the increasing violation of religious freedom in China.