Nothing Like Good, Ol' Fashioned Excommunication - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Nothing Like Good, Ol’ Fashioned Excommunication
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The Vatican excommunicated four bishops recently ordained by the Chinese “Church.” Really, it’s an underutilized tool.

But the background is even more interesting: the Vatican’s upset with China because they had agreed in low-key discussions that China would only recognize Vatican-authorized bishops. That understanding would have been a key step toward reestablishing diplomatic relations.

And China broke the agreement within days. I know the Vatican must walk a narrow line here between tough love and gaining access to minister to its flock. But that’s what happen when you rely on the word of despots.

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