Attending a Conference on organ donation — in China of all places? That’s right. China is notorious for killing prisoners for their organs. As if Bishop Sorondo does’t know this? It’s a billion dollar business. This bishop, Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, is the same falsifier who claimed, along with other similar lies, that China provides the best example today for the Church’s social teaching. As Elise Harris points out in her following article, “Sorondo got into hot water with experts last year for appearing to paint a false picture of China, indicating in an interview with Vatican Insider that China has no serious problems of poverty and insisting that the government is a leader in defending human rights.” The attached article is not limited to Sorondo, but it features him, unfavorably.
Crux, Elise Harris: Over the weekend Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, raised eyebrows when he said the next step for the Vatican and China would be to establish formal diplomatic relations, and spoke of a possible future papal trip. Report is here.