– He says that with engagement you can have your man on the spot to help your people.
Obviously, he doesn’t know that the Papal Nuncio in Budapest needed the permission from the Government to meet any member of the local Church.
– He says again “no agreement would leave the faithful in an unfavorable situation, at the mercy of the Government”.
How can he ignore that everybody in China is at the ‘mercy’ of the Party?
– Finally he describes the firmness in Faith as ‘a comfortable posture of spiritual pride”.
He simply doesn’t know what is faith.
– “Dialogue, not confrontation”!
True dialogue is possible only when the two are on equal ‘sitting”’. If you are on your knees, you are in no position
for a dialogue. The defeated (in a war) can never get a fair peace accord! Your long-time astounding silence on many human rights violations has put you on the seat of the defeated.
Then, can you hold the rabbit guilty of confronting the lion?
We believe firmly: The Lamb of God will take care of both the lion and the rabbit!
Card. Zen
finished writing on the
vigil of the Feast of Christ the King.

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