Dialogue is indispensable for peaceful co-existence Cardinal Tong says

“I believe that time will prove he (Pope Francis) is right, even if it is after his death. History will prove him right,” said John Cardinal Tong Hon, the former bishop of Hong Kong. 
 
In an interview given to America magazine in mid-March, the cardinal said that Pope Francis promotes the Holy See’s negotiations with China for the good of the Church and for the whole of humanity. 
 
In the recent months, many have questioned the wisdom of the Holy See’s apparent readiness to sign an agreement with the Chinese government on the nomination of bishops, precisely at a time when China is cracking down on religion, severely tightening administrative directives on religious groups and imposing harsh...