Vatican Weighs China Deal, Raising Concerns of Siding With Communist System

The Vatican is in the process of renewing its deal with the Chinese Communist Party that recognizes CCP-appointed bishops as legitimate. To learn more about this we’ve invited to speak with us James Bascom, Assistant director of the Washington Bureau of the Catholic organization, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.

Meanwhile, there was a large norovirus outbreak at a Chinese university in Shanxi, where around 100 male college students suddenly fell ill with a foodborne illness. There was very little information on what was taking place until the evening of October 8, when the Wucheng campus of Shanxi University of Finance and Economics announced that all students on the sixth floor of a dormitory building have been placed in isolation in their dorms.

And China leader Xi Jinping has joined Karl Marx and Mao Zedong as a required course at the top colleges in China. Nikkei reports that starting this Fall, 37 universities in China will launch introductory courses on Xi Jinping Thought. This will be done through the School of Marxism, which is an institution at the 37 universities, and instructs students on his theories.

These stories and more in this episode of Crossroads.

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