The Vatican-China Accord Betrays Chinese Roman Catholics

Just read that reply of his again.  As far as Francis is concerned, it’s all about him.  In true Jesuitical fashion, the suffering of his own followers is of far less importance than the advancement of the political plans of the Papacy.  Essentially he was saying: they’ll get over it.  Give them time.  They’ll suffer, they’ll feel as if their pope and “Church” has betrayed them.  But in the end they’ll come round.  They will trust me.  I’m their pope.

But as was inevitable, even after the signing of the agreement persecution of Chinese Roman Catholics continued![10]  At least four priests were detained.  They were placed under house arrest and were subjected to Communist “indoctrination classes” (which it is well known are brutal in China).  In addition, a Roman Catholic “church” building in China’s Henan province was sealed up.

The persecution is not only of Roman Catholics, but also of Protestants and Muslims in China.  But the point is that Chinese Roman Catholics thought this signed agreement would put an end to such persecution for them.  It has done no such thing.

Roman Catholics are taught to believe that they must fully trust and blindly follow their pope and their “Church” at all times.  And yet countless times throughout history they are let down.  It is always all about advancing Vatican power over the world.  China’s Roman Catholics are by no means the first, and will not be the last of Rome’s duped followers to be betrayed by the very men they trust.  They trust them not only for protection in this life but even more tragically, for the salvation of their souls in the next.

The tragedy of it all is that devout Roman Catholics in China have suffered, and will continue to suffer for their faith.  They will go to prison, experience torture and even death.  And yet – it is all for nothing!  Their pope is a lying, false “saviour”, their “Church” is a counterfeit of the true Church, and they think they are suffering for the truth when they are suffering for the greatest religious lie that the world has ever known – a lie which damns them (2 Thess. 2:10-12).  Their own religious system betrays them.  Its only interest in them is what it get out of them.  It lies to them about the things of this life (as it is doing with regards to China right now), and it lies to them about the things of the next life.  “In the end they will trust their pope”: this sums up the immense, heartbreaking tragedy of it all.

February 2019

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ENDNOTES:

[1]. Inside the Vatican Magazine: Letters from the Journal of Robert Moynihan, 20 September 2018.  MoynihanReport@gmail.com.

[2]. Inside the Vatican Magazine: Letters from the Journal of Robert Moynihan, 20 September 2018.

[3]. The Southern Cross, October 3 to 9, 2018.  Article: “China, Cover-Ups, Corruption.”

[4]Inside the Vatican Magazine: Letters from the Journal of Robert Moynihan, 20 September 2018.

[5]. Inside the Vatican Magazine: Letters from the Journal of Robert Moynihan, 20 September 2018.

[6]. Zenit.org, September 23, 2018.  Article: “China: Holy See, Republic of China, Reach Provisional Agreement on Appointment of Bishops.”

[7]. Inside the Vatican Magazine: Letters from the Journal of Robert Moynihan, 20 September 2018.

[8]. Zenit.org, September 23, 2018.

[9]. The Southern Cross, October 3 to 9, 2018.

[10]. The Southern Cross, November 21 to 27, 2018.  Article: “How Officials Undermine Vatican-China Agreement.”