U.S. Ambassador Warns Vatican: China Can’t Be Trusted

Vatican officials should think twice about dealing with the Chinese government, according to Trump’s top official for religious liberty.

Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Freedom, made his comments after it was revealed Chinese state-backed hackers had targeted the Vatican and Hong Kong-based Catholic entities ahead of talks on the renewal of a 2018 agreement on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country.

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“I would really hope that the Vatican would look at this and see what they are dealing with,” Brownback told Crux on Wednesday.

“If I were a Vatican official and seeing this is who I am dealing with, and this is how they are going to deal with me, it would cause me great pause to think about how can I trust and work with these other individuals that are spying on me,” he said.

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