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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