Former Hong Kong leader: Pope badly advised

Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong Kong, criticizes the Vatican’s agreement with China on the appointment of bishops and says Pope Francis has been “exceptionally badly advised” in concluding the pact. “The idea that this is a good time to do deals with the Chinese Communist Party is, I think, astonishing,” Patten said. The rise to power of authoritarian leader Xi Jinping has seen human rights and freedom of religion in China suffer.