Reliable sources are picking up on this story.
The Holy See has reportedly asked two Chinese bishops to stand aside to make way for illicitly ordained, Chinese government-backed counterparts.
A Vatican delegation asked Bishop Peter Zhuang of Shantou and Bishop Jospeh Guo Xijin of Mindong to retire or accept demotion in order to smooth relations with the Chinese government.
Asia News, the outlet of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions, reports that 88-year-old Bishop Zhuang received a letter dated 26 October asking him to resign to make way for the government-backed Bishop Huang Bingzhang.
Bishop Huang was excommunicated in 2011 after being consecrated without Vatican approval. He is also a member of the National People’s Congress, the Chinese parliament.
Asia News reports that Bishop Zhuang was escorted to Beijing, where he met Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, former president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, who told him to retire – but with the proviso that he could nominate three priests, one of whom Bishop Huang would appoint as his vicar general.
Sources said Bishop Zhuang burst into tears on hearing the demand, adding that “it was meaningless to appoint a vicar general, who is still a priest that Bishop Huang could remove him anytime.”
This is actually very consistent with what Pope Francis is doing in Christ's authentic Church. He is replacing faithful Catholic bishops/Cardinals in his see and replacing them with bishops and Cardinals with a history of heresy or apostasy.
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The pope will kibosh the authentic Catholic Church which must practice underground and give the counterfeit church its imprimatur. In turn, the counterfeit church will give Pope Francis a veto right on bishops who will serve in the counterfeit church.
So the heretics, apostates and corrupt now in control of the Holy See will able to 'express recommendations'. What could possibly go wrong?
Although some bishops were ordained without the permission of the Pope, “they still make every effort to explain to the Pope afterwards and ask for his understanding and acceptance,” the cardinal said. “Of course, if all the requirements are fulfilled, they will be absolved, accepted and probably be entrusted with the power to govern dioceses.”
The cardinal noted that seven bishops are currently “under the condition of excommunication” because of their illegitimate consecrations as bishops; some also have problems with moral conduct. Cardinal Tong said Pope Francis can lift the excommunications, if conditions permit, and the issues of moral problems would most likely be dealt with separately.
To be pardoned, offending bishops must write to the Pope asking for pardon and showing willingness to be in communion with the Church.
In addition to false teachings, all sexual debauchery of bishops will be dismissed with a letter asking the pope to forgive them.
“There was no mutual trust between the Holy See and Beijing, and this indirectly led to a lack of trust between the government and the unofficial community bishops, who insisted on the Church’s principles. Should there be an agreement between the Holy See and China on the appointment of bishops, that will imply considerable mutual trust between the parties [and] the bishops of the unofficial communities would no longer be regarded as the opposition for insisting on religious principles,” Cardinal Tong said.
Especially if you remove faithful bishops who insist on faithful religious principles and replace them with sexual predators and government appointed apostates.
The read kick in the head is, they are calling the execution of the Mystical Body of Christ in China 'imperfect freedom'.
Rotten to the core.