It was a dramatic scene: venerable Cardinal Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, a lifelong foe and survivor of Communism in China, a spiritual hero and living saint, showing up outside Saint Peter’s demanding that the Pope receive a letter he had written, criticizing the Vatican’s recent overtures and agreements with the Communist regime.
It was reminiscent of Saint Paul’s rebuke of Saint Peter ‘to his face’ for compromising the new covenant. Yes, Popes do need criticism at times, and some times more than others.
To get a grasp on how far things have gone, read over this sharply worded article. George