Actually the Vatican got 2B/yr. I guess the rate seems fair compared to what National, state and local politicos go for. Hard to say about academes & pop personalities.
“ Cardinal Zen accuses says this deal is a betrayal to the 12 million Catholic population.
In an exclusive conversation with Praphul Singh from WION, Cardinal Joseph Zen reveals how the secret Vatican-China deal has worsened the situation for Catholics in China and Hong Kong.”