President Trump has declared in various contexts and countries that in America, "We don't worship government. We worship God." Yet the Roman Catholic Church is now relinquishing its moral authority to the Chinese government. In particular, the Vatican now recognizes the legitimacy of bishops appointed by Chinese government officials.
Speaking to justify the new deal, Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Pope Francis's chosen head of the Pontifical Academies for Science and Social Sciences, has reasoned that the Chinese government is "best [at] implementing the social doctrine of the Church," according to LifeSiteNews.