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Cardinal Parolin: Pope Benedict approved draft China agreement

October 07, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: The Vatican Secretary of State said that Pope Benedict XVI, who reigned from 2005 to 2013, approved the draft agreement on the appointment of bishops in China, which eventually was signed in 2018.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 07, 2020 8:58 AM ET USA

    If I remember correctly, Archbishop Vigano said that Pope Benedict never did sign, would never sign, rejected out of hand the "agreement" referred to by the politician prelate Parolin. If your choice about who to believe is Vigano or Parolin, which one has greater credibility? In my assessment, Vigano has much greater credibility because he is a straight shooter. No doublespeak. He cites dates, times, concrete events and circumstances. He names names. No cover up, as contrasted with the Vatican.