A Jesuit who worked in China for 25 years as a publisher, had an entire print run of books seized and shredded last week because the books contained six footnotes referring to Catholic Social Teaching.
Communist officials explained to the Jesuit, “Your pope says we get to decide if this is in accordance with Chinese values”. The incident was reported by Deacon Stephen Morgan (Twitter, December 17).
Morgan is the dean of the Faculty of Religious Studies at the University of Macau, an autonomous territory near Hong Kong, and a friend of the unnamed Jesuit.
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