27 September 2020, published by Marco Tosatti:

Dear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, yesterday I met with Cardinal Joseph Zen, who came to Rome on purpose from Hong Kong – for a visit limited to only 120 hours, just four days – in order to see the reigning Pontiff and speak to him about the Church in Hong Kong.

The cardinal, who is 88, left Rome this morning without having an audience with the reigning Pontiff. If the human quality of a person is seen in small details, I don’t know how someone should be judged – who is a boss – who cannot find half an hour in four days to meet with an elderly priest, who despite various health problems decided because of his love for the Church to undertake a journey from the other side of the world. I understand that there may be people who are judged to be embarrassing, annoying, and so forth. But I seem to vaguely recall that among the works of mercy there is the one that calls us to put up with annoying people. Or even with those who are only subjectively considered to be so. But apparently during these days the reigning Pontiff was too preoccupied with beheading his collaborators to receive one of his most faithful and elderly advisers. 

We have gathered here some of the things the Cardinal said during a meeting he had with some friends and colleagues in Rome. On the situation in China and Hong Kong, he is not very optimistic: “We are now at the bottom,” he said, and he fears there will be some dramatic development in the near future.

“I came for the sake of one thing for Hong Kong. To plead the case for [the appointment of] our future bishop.

– For more than a year and a half we have been without a bishop in Hong Kong. At the beginning, there was the good idea of making an auxiliary bishop who would remain when the bishop died; a nice Franciscan who is also courageous: Msgr. Joseph Ha Chi-shing… He has criticized the government courteously, without shouting.

– This auxiliary bishop was spoken of as a successor. But now it is said that someone is needed who has the blessing of Beijing, and so a priest is being put forward, Peter Choi. Many of us do not see him as a good choice. The community has been divided.

– At a certain point they understood that he [Choi] was not a convenient choice and they said: let’s look for a third person. In these days I see, I suspect, that the other group is trying to again put the second name back into play, that is, Peter Choi.

– I came with a letter for the Holy Father, to tell him that if this happens it will be a disaster for the Church of Hong Kong, a disaster for decades. I told him that I am here for 3-4 days, if he wants to call me…but I was not called. I delivered the letter that I had written to the Pope to his personal secretary, Gonzalo Aemilius.
I understand that he must be very busy…

I waited four days to be called, but I have not been called. And so today I am going back to Hong Kong.

It will be horrible if they make Peter Choi the Bishop.

It is ridiculous that he would be preferred only because he would be agreeable to Beijing. Beijing is a tyrant.

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  1. Alex Antunes says:

    What a humiliation for Zen Cardinal!
    A very sad situation for Zen Cardinal and the Church in Hong Kong.
    The communist bishops, unfortunately, do the Church a lot of harm.
    Here in Brazil we have a similar situation, that is, not identical: most of the bishops following Liberation Theology, which is Marxist. And they have done great damage to the Church in Brazil. From experience we know how communist bishops do harm to the Church.

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  2. Alex Antunes says:

    Unfortunately, communism is one of the many evils of the churches in underdeveloped countries, such as the countries of Asia and Latin America.

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  3. Alex Antunes says:

    Father Ripperger, who is an American exorcist, is talking about communism on his Youtube channel, Sensus Tradicionis.
    He has demonstrated how the psychology of demons and communism are similar.


  4. Alex Antunes says:

    In my view the choice of bishops for a diocese is always complicated and risky. Now imagine placing the choice of bishops in the hands of communists. It is a tragedy.
    Forgive me for speaking other time about my country, but no less complicated is the choice of bishops when most of the candidates are followers of Liberation Theology. Bishops of Liberation Theology are also a disaster for dioceses.


  5. kathleen says:

    That is true Alex; it is all part of the “errors of Russia” that would be “spread over the whole world” etc., that Our Blessed Lady warned us about so insistingly at Fatima … just before the break out of the atheistic Bolshevik revolution. In the following 100+ years since then we have witnessed and suffered all class of variations of those diabolical “errors”, including Liberation Theology. (Although the truth is that communist ideology with its lies and false pretenses has been pushed by men under Satanic influence to eat away at mens’ minds since the French Revolution… some saying even before then, back from the time of the Protestant Reformation.)

    They have been so frighteningly cunning, delivering their new anti-God ideologies under subtle disguises with attractive titles or slogans such as “freedom for the poor”, “Liberté, égalité, fraternité”, “social reform”, “Liberation Theology” and so on. In reality they abolish Man’s intrinsic faith and hope in God for Whom we were made. In consequence this brings in a totally worldly, material vision of life that is nothing but dissatisfaction, slavery, misery, death and final destruction of souls. Communism turns life into a meaningless slog that runs in total contrast to our human nature, created in God’s Image and Likeness.

    St Augustine saw the truth: “Our hearts are restless Lord until we find our rest in Thee”.


  6. kathleen says:

    No one can say that Cardinal Zen has not done everything in his power to save the Catholic Church in China. Even after the disgraceful Vatican treaty with the Communist Party of China that he fought so hard to avoid, he has continued to implore Francis and his close associates not to give in to the demands of the Government, these enemies of Christ. It has all been in vain.
    The ultimate stab in the back has now been Francis’ refusal to see and listen to him one final time. So much for Francis’ clarion cry for “dialogue” then!

    Shame on you “pope” Francis!


  7. Alex Antunes says:

    Kathleen, thank you for the feedback. I am impressed with your knowledge of history. Very good! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I couldn’t agree any more.
    I must also say: shame on Pope Francis!


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