Pope Francis ignores yet again in his Christmas message the grave human rights violations committed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against innocent people because of their ethnicity and faith, according to Breitbart.
During his ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing, the Pope once again omitted to speak about the atrocities occurring in China under the totalitarian regime of the CCP, which is trying to impose its atheistic communist doctrine on the Chinese people and destroy all the beliefs and traditions of the different ethnic groups living there.
However, as he has every year since he assumed the papacy, the pontiff referenced the many victims of the more than 10 years of war in Syria to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians during the traditional Christmas mass. He also mentioned Lebanon, “which is undergoing an unprecedented crisis, accompanied by very troubling economic and social conditions.”
In addition, he urged to “listen to the cry of children arising from Yemen,” emphasizing that what is happening in Iraq is an “enormous tragedy, overlooked by everyone” for years. Finally, he prayed “the child Jesus” for “peace and concord” in the Middle East and for an end to the suffering of the Afghan people.
He even prayed for the people of Myanmar and, in particular, made references to the religious persecution suffered by Christians there, “where intolerance and violence not infrequently target the Christian community and its places of worship, clouding the peaceful countenance of that people.”
However, despite the enormous evidence and growing denunciations of religious persecution in China under the CCP, the Pope again was silent.
He made no mention of the genocide of the Uighur people. However, according to recent evidence presented at a Uighur Tribunal in the UK, the CCP used genocidal forms of repression such as forced births, birth control, and abortion to reduce the birth rate of ethnic Uighur Muslims. The CCP aims to achieve the goal of “optimizing” the population of Xinjiang, an area the Uighurs recognize as East Turkestan.
Nor did he refer to the terrible persecution suffered by the practitioners of the spiritual discipline of the Buddha school, Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa. They are subjected to all kinds of tortures to subdue their faith.
Falun Gong remains the largest persecuted religious group in China. Victims of torture in Chinese concentration camps have described the atrocities Chinese communism commits against practitioners, including forced organ harvesting while alive to maintain a lucrative transplant business.
“The Vatican’s rapprochement with China has led it to acquiesce in depravity,” said British journalist and columnist Dominic Lawson in the Sunday Times. And he highlighted the Pope’s silence on anything to do with abuses by the Chinese regime.
“As more and more nations have expressed their concern about the growing evidence of concentration camps and even genocide in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, there has been silence from the one entity that has the whole of suffering humanity at the core of its mission. I refer to the Holy See.”
The Vatican and the CCP broke off relations in 1951. Since then, the CCP has appointed its own bishops despite the Vatican tradition that they can only be approved with the Pope’s consent.
The silence about the CCP abuses and its socialist ideology has to do with the agreement signed between China and the Vatican in 2018 for the appointment of Chinese bishops. As it states, the Vatican can appoint some, but the CCP has the final say.
China has about 12 million Catholic followers divided between underground churches that swear allegiance to the Vatican and the state-backed Patriotic Catholic Association churches.
The content of the agreement has been kept secret until today. Still, since bishops and priests in China are obliged to be members of the CCP and swear allegiance to it, they are carrying out orders from the atheist CCP with the endorsement of the Vatican.