Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Underground Christians must learn to forgive as does the Pope

AsiaNews published an interview with the Secretary of the Congregation of Propaganda Fide, Chinese Msgr. Savio Hon Tai-Fai. The last question was dedicated to the accusation made by those who argue that the Vatican has somehow "forgotten" Chinese underground community.

Msgr. Savio Hon Tai-Fai

This is the answer of the archbishop:

"It is often said that the Vatican has forgotten about them, but it is not true. The Holy See can not publicise all the help it gives and its closeness to them. We help the whole Church and do not distinguish between official and underground, and take into account what is important for evangelization. It is also important that the underground communities learn to forgive: the martyr, like St. Stephen, is also one who forgives. For example, in the case of illicit Episcopal ordinations of months ago, many official bishops were obliged to attend. After this many of them asked for forgiveness from the Holy Father. And the Pope granted it. They also must be magnanimous and rebuild unity in reconciliation"

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