Cardinal Zen Outraged Over Vatican/Beijing Accord

Catholic Culture: Proponents of the accord have argued that it will ease restrictions on the Church in China. Opponents have disagreed, reasoning that by giving greater power to the Beijing government, the agreement will ultimately put greater pressure on the “underground” Church that has resisted government intrusions. Cardinal Joseph Zen, the retired Bishop of Hong Kong, said angrily that Cardinal Parolin should resign from office because of his “betrayal” of China’s faithful Catholics. Report is here.

Catholic faithful in China had no say in negotiations. See here from AsiaNews.

All illicitly consecrated bishops, appointed by Communist government, now recognized by Rome. See here from CNA