Rome Newsroom, Jan 7, 2023 / 03:10 am
Cardinal Joseph Zen met privately with Pope Francis on Friday after attending Benedict XVI’s funeral.
The Hong Kong authorities temporarily released the passport of the 90-year-old cardinal, who was arrested last year under the city’s national security law, to allow him to travel to Rome.
According to America Magazine, Zen met Pope Francis in the afternoon on Jan. 6, in the Vatican’s Santa Marta guesthouse.
“It was wonderful. He was so very warm!” the Chinese cardinal told America Magazine.