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After Pompeo criticism, Vatican asserts right to go its own way on China

October 02, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, met with the US Secretary of State on October 1; Pompeo recently called on the Vatican to press Beijing on religious liberty and other human rights concerns.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 02, 2020 11:13 AM ET USA

    From the cited: "In an address to a symposium on Wednesday, Pompeo did not directly address the Vatican agreement with Beijing but described China as the world’s worst abuser of religious rights." By appearances, the Vatican is cowering in fear of the Chinese behemoth that revels in the persecution of anyone whose religion is not Communist atheism. The millions persecuted in China may rival the tens of millions murdered by the Communist regime in previous decades. And the Vatican stands idly by.