Cardinal Zen EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW on the State of the Church in China Cardinal Zen discusses the state of the Church in China and answers the following questions: 1. Your eminence, can you briefly explain the history of the controversy concerning the state of the church in China for our viewers who may not have any knowledge about it? 2. Was Cardinal McCarrick sent to China to broker a deal with the Chinese government, as claimed by Archbishop Vigano? 3. What are the terms of the deal between Pope Francis and the Chinese government? 4. You recently criticized the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin concerning some of his comments about the deal with the Chinese government. Can you briefly explain your concern with Cardinal Parolin? 5. I understand you recently travelled to Rome to seek an audience with Pope Francis but were denied. Why do you think Pope Francis will meet with people like Cardinal McCarrick or Fr. James Martin, but does not have the time to meet with you? 6. I just ordered your book For Love of My People I Will Not Remain Silent: On the Situation of the Church in China, what is the main thing to take away from this book once I’ve read it? 7. Why doesn’t Pope Francis fix this problem with the church in China? 8. What words of encouragement do you have for persecuted Catholics in China?