Cardinal Zen

Cardinal Zen has history on his side, and he knows China better than any in the Vatican diplomatic corps

The Vatican has implicitly criticised Cardinal Zen’s account of the Pope’s relations with a Vatican delegation in China

A state-run news agency has instructed Chinese journalists to refer to Cardinal Zen as a ‘former’ bishop

Cardinal Zen said the Pope was ‘naive’ in his pursuit of a deal with Beijing

If the Church in China accept state-appointed bishops, it would damage the Church and confuse the faithful

If Vatican diplomacy is contemplating a compromise with China it would be a huge defeat for religious liberty

Cardinal Zen urged the Chinese government to stop suppressing the Church

The Holy See has to choose between being clear or accepting compromise