Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

Professor of ethics, degrees in economics, philosophy and theology. Amateur mixologist and certified Sommelier. Breitbart Rome Bureau Chief.

Articles by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.

Chinese State-Run Media Praise Sino-Vatican Accord

ROME — The expected renewal of an agreement between China and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops “will contribute to the development of Chinese Catholic churches,” the state-run Global Times reported Thursday.

Bishop Joseph Li Shan leads a mass at the South Cathedral in Beijing on September 22, 2018. - The Vatican on September 22 announced a historic accord with China on the appointment of bishops in the Communist country as Pope Francis recognised seven Beijing-appointed bishops in a move that could …

Vatican Strikes Back at Mike Pompeo over China

The Vatican has manifested its displeasure over a recent essay by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on the Holy See to denounce China’s ongoing violations of religious liberty, labeling the secretary’s words harsh, undiplomatic, and counterproductive.

Holy See Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Gallagher (L) and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shale hands during the launch of a Vatican - US Symposium on Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), on October 2, 2019 at the Old Synod Hall in the Vatican, as part of Pompeo's four-nation …