Brian McCall, chair and professor of Law Editor, said the Chinese Communist Party has used its virus to attack the church worldwide.

McCall told War Room empty churches, like in Rome, are the result of an attack using fear, and weak leaders who will not stand up for their congregants.

McCall traced the shutting down of churches to the difference between Soviet and Chinese communist attempts to destroy religion. The CCP is more subtle.

“And what is that?” he asked. “That’s to get people, wean people away from religion.”

“They’ve used the virus they created for this purpose,” McCall said. And many church leaders in America and around the world are happy to oblige.

For example, McCall said it was by and large not governments in the U.S. who shut down churches.

“It was the actual religious leaders themselves that ran away and didn’t stand up,” he said. 

McCall, editor of the new book A Voice in the Wilderness: Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò on the Church, America, and the World, says the CCP has infiltrated the church, including the Vatican.

McCall said religious and non-religious Americans alike should read Archbishop Vigano’s writings for an understanding of how the Chinese Communist Party infiltrated major institutions. 

“Even if you’re not catholic, it gives you an example of a major institution how it can be taken over from within,” McCall said.

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