In an unprecedented moment that promises to set a turning point in Catholic Church’s history, the head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academies for Sciences and Social Sciences said that China’s communist regime is not only “extraordinary” but also “the best” at implementing the Church’s social doctrine.
Naturally, these are shocking remarks that have already raised a lot of concern from prominent members of the Vatican. After all, it is now that Xi Jinping’s communist regime is quite infamous for its massive scale of human rights violations.
The person who made these terrible comments was Archbishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo. This Argentinean expressed his ideas at the Spanish-language version of Vatican Insider after visiting China. Eventually, the Catholic Herald translated his controversial remarks.
In addition to praise this Asian country, Sánchez also had some strong words against the United States. He claimed that the greatest detail about China is that “the economy does not dominate politics, as happens in the United States.”
Also, he pointed out that another significant element that differences China from the United States is that Chinese young people “do not have drugs, young people [in China] do not take drugs.”
After that, Sánchez praised China for its support to the globalist Paris Climate Agreement. Naturally, he then implicitly criticized the Trump administration for retiring from this controversial accord, by saying that the communist regime has assumed a “moral leadership that others have abandoned.”
Of course, it seems quite incredible the way this Archbishop is praising this Asian country, considering its infamous flaws in terms of human rights.
One of the most horrible examples on this matter is China’s two-child policy. Believe it or not, this one allows the communist regime to violently force women to abort their babies.
As reported by the Washington Post, official statistics revealed that almost 7 million women were forced by the regime to have an abortion under this infamous policy back in 2012. In addition, this news outlet reported that rates in previous decades often topped “10 million a year.”
On the other hand, it seemed quite disgusting the way he pointed out how China doesn’t have a drug problem, considering the incredible amount of reports that clearly contradicts his claim on this matter.
According to U.S. officials, most of the meth that people consumes in the Philippines comes from China, and most of the synthetic opioids in the United States are also produced in that country.
As reported by the New York Times, there’s wide availability of meth in almost every single nightclub and bar in Beijing. In addition, this outlet revealed that the wealthy coastal cities in the south of China have the highest total consumption of cocaine, meth, ecstasy, and ketamine.
Believe it or not, even China’s National Narcotics Control Commission acknowledges the fact that the country’s drug problem is not only severe but is also growing. Perhaps in Rome it’s different.
Regarding China’s newfound appreciation for private property, the horrible destruction of Catholic and many other Christian churches in this Asian country indicates a much different attitude.
On the topic of religious freedom, the U.S. State Department recently found that the communist regime detained, arrested, sentenced to prison, tortured, physically abused, or harassed adherents of different religious groups for activities related to their beliefs.
Another horrible detail of China is the fact that as of 2014, almost 85 million people in the rural areas lived on less than $1 per day. While poor people in China experience a very similar reality in some of the most important cities, Sánchez says that the communist regime “seek the common good, subordinating all things to the general good.”
Given this whole picture, it can be said that Sánchez either willingly pulled wool over his eyes while visiting this country or didn’t bother to remove the blinders that Chinese officials placed on him.
This Argentinean Archbishop has been instrumental in bringing globally-recognized promoters of abortion, contraception and population control to speak at several conferences run by the Vatican. Some of these figures include Paul Ehrlich, John Bongaarts, Jeffrey Sachs, and even Ban Ki-Moon.
What seems to be the most horrible element of his praise of China is that it comes on the heels of reports that the Vatican is asking Catholic bishops of this country –who face persecution and imprisonment- to step aside.
The reason why the Vatican is doing this is to let “bishops” from the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association -which is a fake church that is run by the communist regime- to take over.
According to Steven Mosher of Stream, Sánchez’s infamous remarks echo that Lincoln Steffens’ assessment of the extinct Soviet Union when he said: “I’ve seen the future, and it works!”