楊建利在美国国务院主持的部长级宗教自由会议上的3分钟发言 (中文译稿)

 

2018年7月25日

 

 

Brownback大使,谢谢举办这个重要的会议。

梵蒂冈试图与中国就遴选中国教区的主教事宜达成妥协以及试图与中国建立正式外交关系的举动令人担忧。中国的基督徒、人权人士可以证实,梵蒂冈的这些举动增强了而且---如果不被扭转---将会更进一步增强中国政府控制近一亿中国境内基督徒的能力。基于中国基督徒的数量以及中国在当今世界的影响,梵蒂冈的这个动向应该成为我们每一个人的担忧。来参加这个会议之前,我收到了一些中国国内基督徒弟兄姐妹的电话电邮,要求我在这个会议上把这个议题带进与会者的视野。我在此呼吁我们一起发声让梵蒂冈听到我们的担忧,请求美国政府帮助传达我们的信息。同时,我请求美国政府敦促梵蒂冈当局就中国关系问题与美国以及其他民主国家保持密切协商。我相信大家会和我有同样的认识:如果梵蒂冈与民主的台湾断交而与共产专制的中国建交,这将是自由世界的挫败,特别是宗教自由的挫败。让我们一起努力,扭转这一走向挫败的动向。

谢谢。 

 

英文原稿:

Remarks Made by Dr. YANG Jianli at Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Hosted by US Department of State

 

July 25, 2018

 

Thank you, Mr. Ambassador Brownback, for hosting this important meeting.

 

The recent moves on the part of the Holy See, in an effort to reach an agreement with the Chinese government on the selection of bishops and even to establish formal diplomatic ties with China, are truly worrisome.

 

Chinese Christians and, indeed, the entire Chinese human rights community can testify that these moves have strengthened the hand of the Chinese government in controlling about 100 million Christians there, and if the process goes further, it will even further strengthen this control. Given the size of the Chinese Christian population, and given China’s influence in every corner of the world, this should be a concern for every one of us.  As I came to this meeting, I received phone calls and emails from our Christian brothers and sisters back in China asking me to bring this issue to your attention. I now urge you all come to join us in expressing our concerns to the Holy See, ad I urge the US government to help us get our message across.

 

At the same time, we would like the US government to urge the Holy See to consult the American government and civil society, and other democracies, regarding any further moves it may contemplate regarding China. I think most of you agree with me that it would be a dangerous setback for the free world and particularly for religious freedom if the Holy See severed diplomatic ties with democratic Taiwan and established relations with communist totalitarian China. Let’s make a concerted effort to prevent such a setback from taking place.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

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