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Pope Francis prays for persecuted Uighurs

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Eldorado

A comment from Pope Francis in an upcoming book — in which he called ethnic Uighurs in western China a “persecuted” people for the first time — has set the Chinese government on the defense.

The reference to abuses against Uighurs, which Beijing has long denied despite mounting evidence of a brutal crackdown, could tarnish the recent warming of relations between the Vatican and China.

Writing in his new book “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future,” Francis listed “the poor Uighurs” among the people of the world he kept in his mind and prayers.

Full story at the NY Times: Link

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RoofGardener
2 hours ago, Eldorado said:

A comment from Pope Francis in an upcoming book — in which he called ethnic Uighurs in western China a “persecuted” people for the first time — has set the Chinese government on the defense.

The reference to abuses against Uighurs, which Beijing has long denied despite mounting evidence of a brutal crackdown, could tarnish the recent warming of relations between the Vatican and China.

Writing in his new book “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future,” Francis listed “the poor Uighurs” among the people of the world he kept in his mind and prayers.

Full story at the NY Times: Link

And yet not a single word about persecuted Christians in Nigeria ? 

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Eldorado
2 minutes ago, RoofGardener said:

And yet not a single word about persecuted Christians in Nigeria ? 

Pope Francis asks Mary ‘Mother of Hope’ to intercede for Nigeria’s persecuted Christians

https://catholicrecruitment.co.uk/pope-francis-asks-mary-mother-of-hope-to-intercede-for-nigerias-persecuted-christians/

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XenoFish

Prayer is how you feel good while literally doing nothing to change things. 

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spartan max2

Doesn't hurt I suppose.

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I think often of persecuted peoples,” Francis said in one passage. “The Rohingya, the poor Uighurs, the Yazidi — what ISIS did to them was truly cruel — or Christians in Egypt and Pakistan killed by bombs that went off while they prayed in church.”

 

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spartan max2

Also, for those who found geopolitics interesting.

I guess the Vataican reached an agreement with China in 2018. And the Uighur's situation being mentioned in the book could cause a problem with that agreement. (Since China is always a baby about these things)

 

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The Vatican said in a statement on Tuesday that it had appointed a third bishop in China under the agreement with Chinese authorities, and that “a number of processes for new episcopal ordinations are ongoing.”

Many analysts see the continuation of the agreement as a critical step toward restoring diplomatic relations that broke down decades ago after the Communist Party took power in Beijing. But the comments from the pope’s new book could cause trouble. Human rights groups and governments around the world have denounced the Chinese government’s persecution of the group after evidence emerged of the mass internment of more than one million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in so-called re-education camps in far western China, as well as for mass surveillance and travel restrictions.

 

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OverSword

Thank God for creating dogs that will love anybody. Without them some people would not have even one friend.

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Saru

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Enough with bickering and insults please.

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