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Expert sees ‘little fruit’ from Vatican-China accord

September 07, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: The Vatican’s secret accord with Beijing has produced “very little fruit,” in the view of Father Bernardo Cervellera, the editor of the AsiaNews service, who was formerly a missionary in China. As a renewal of the accord looms, Father Cervellera remarked: “I understand the positivity, the temptation to have this relationship with China, but I have to say that there is very little fruit.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 07, 2020 5:16 PM ET USA

    This is the fruit of the accord as reported in this forum for the last 2 years: increased persecution against individual Catholics and Catholic parishes, widespread destruction of the "underground" Church, denigration and exiling of "underground" bishops, outlawing of religious education for school-age children, banning from entering a church for school-age children, bulldozing of an unknown number of Church buildings, Communist propaganda taught and imaged in parishes, overall deterioration.