[Commentary] The CCP’s lies: Freedom of religion
Produced by MOS Himalaya Author: GBWater
On Oct 15, 2020, the Vatican extended a secret agreement with Beijing over the appointment of bishops in China. The original deal was struck in 2018 and recognized the legitimacy of bishops previously appointed by the Chinese government. It is appalling that the Vatican would make a deal with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), whose doctrine states that atheism is a natural and inseparable part of Marxism.
Although China’s constitution states that “Citizens of the People’s Republic of China have freedom of religious belief”, the CCP did the opposite. The CCP cracks down on religious practices for two reasons: (1) Religion is a competition for Communism; (2) Organized citizens are strong and will pose a threat to the CCP’s regime. An infamous religious persecution is general secretary Jiang Zeming’s campaign to eradicate Falun Gong which had 70 million members at its prime. The CCP subjected Falun Gong followers to torture, imprisonment, forced labor, organ harvesting and abusive psychiatric measure. General secretary Xi Jinping continued to put a tight grip on religion and said religion should have “Chinese characteristics”. Zhejiang province alone removed crosses from 1700 churches between 2014 and 2016.
The CCP’s interference in religion is not limited to China, and its secret deal with the Vatican is just a tip of the iceberg. Miles Guo, the founder of the Whistleblower’s Movement, said on Oct 3, 2020, the CCP gave the Vatican $2 billion annually and helped the Vatican launder money in exchange for accessing the Vatican’s intelligence network. The Vatican is clearly vulnerable to blackmail from the CCP. Fortunately, Archbishop Vigano has realized the seriousness of the problem. Vigano gave the name “deep church” to the shadowy clerical network that betrays God and makes deal with the CCP. He told Bannon on January 1, 2021 that the nature of the corruption and crime have to be revealed to put an end to the deep church.
We believe the CCP is the source of evil. Only by taking down the CCP, the Chinese people and the world can have real freedom of religion. Let’s take action to expose the CCP’s lies.