Dominating the Vatican news cycle over the past week was a controversial statement made by the Chancellor of the Vatican’s Academies of Sciences and Social Sciences. In a Spanish interview, it was the Argentine Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo who said upon returning to Rome from Beijing: “Right now, those who are the best at implementing the [Catholic] Church’s social doctrine are the Chinese.”
Just to be clear: Bishop Sánchez was not inferring that the Chinese Catholic Church
or Chinese Catholic faithful
were the best at erecting a societal model based on Catholic social teaching, but rather the Chinese communist government
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