Our old friend Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo is sounding off on the China Deal:
Critics of the long-waited agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishop are merely a “loud minority,” a Vatican bishop said Friday.
“They are very strong in their position. They are loud, but there are not very many of them. They are a loud minority,” said Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, also chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
He made the remarks when asked to comment on a reported deal between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops, which critics say is a deal that “sells out” the Holy See.
“In our interpretation, the critics are a little minority group of people, people who wanted to create trouble,” the bishop told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Friday.
Sorondo explained the importance of having this deal, or having China better involved in the Catholic world, is that “the country has a large population with good quality people, it observes the common good and it has proved its ability to great missions like fighting against poverty and pollution.”
Sorondo said that he agrees that the deal is the first step to get China and the Vatican into a formal and regular pattern of communication, which is praiseworthy.
Go here to read the rest. Earlier this year Sorondo claimed that China was a paragon of the social justice teaching of the Church. Go here to read about it. Keep in mind that China is currently engaged in the worst persecution of religious believers since the Cultural Revolution. PopeWatch tends to view the current gang at the Vatican as buffoons, and they certainly are that. However, it should not be forgotten that they are also evil buffoons. They joyfully link arms with some of the worst governments on Earth, and then babble lies to justify their selling out of Catholics and the Faith.