US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticised China for what he described as attacks on religious freedoms, speaking in the Vatican on Wednesday.
«Nowhere however, nowhere is religious freedom under assault more than it is inside of China today. That's because, as with all communist regimes, the Chinese Communist Party deems itself the ultimate moral authority. An increasingly repressive CCP (Chinese Communist Party), frightened by its own lack of democratic legitimacy, works day and night to snuff out the lamp of freedom, especially religious freedom, on a horrifying scale,» said Pompeo.
He earlier met senior Vatican officials to discuss how the Holy See could support US foreign policy in protecting religious liberty and human rights in disputed regions.