WDTPRS’s favorite active Cardinal, His Eminence Joseph Zen was in attendance at today’s Angelus, way up north in Lorenzago di Cadore where the Pope is having an alpine vacation. With Cardinal Zen came large group of Chinese pilgrims.
Fr. Lombardi, the papal spokesman, said that His Eminence and the Pope spoke about issues relating to the Letter to Chinese Catholics. This is especially important in light of the intention of the Patriotic Association’s move to replace the Archbishop of Beijing. In sense, this is test of that Letter’s metal.
Present also was the elderly brother of the late Pope John Paul I.
The bishop of Belluno gave a beautiful speech to the Pope before the Angleus. Here it is in Italian.