Thursday, February 23, 2006

Pope Benedict Has A Message for the Chinese Regime

BEIJING - One of China's fiercest critics was included in a list of new cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI yesterday.

Bishop Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has led opposition to a Beijing-backed anti-subversion law and defended "underground" Roman Catholics, heavily persecuted on the mainland....

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The Catholic Church has probably been the most fierce critic of communism in the world. Not even the United States' opposition to communism compares to the consistent work of the Vatican to bring this evil form of government down. Pope John Paul II played a central role in the liberation of Poland from communism, and the fall of the Soviet Union itself. Now Pope Benedict has set his sights on communist China as the next target for demolition. The people of China need to be free, and only the Catholic Church can lead them to that freedom. Over the next decade the drama of liberation in China will unfold, and nobody can say for sure how it will turn out. Only God knows. Our Lady of Fatima warned us to pray for the people of Russia concerning the rise of communism. Likewise, that call continues to go forth for the people of all communist countries. That would especially include the 1 billion Chinese currently enslaved to the tyranny of their communist government. In the years to come, let us all pray for the people of China.

O my Jesus,
forgive us our sins,

save us from the fires of hell.

Lead all souls to heaven,

help especially those most in need of thy mercy.