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.
“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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