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Bishop Stephen Chow's ordination as bishop in Hong Kong’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Dec. 5, 2021

Hong Kong bishop consecrated in Cathedral of Immaculate Conception

Dec 4, 2021

By Courtney Mares

More than 6,000 people tuned in live to watch Chow’s consecration Mass on YouTube. Read more

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Why the next bishop of Hong Kong has a giraffe in his coat of arms

Oct 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Bishop-elect Stephen Chow Sau-yan is due to be consecrated on Dec. 4. Read more

Hong Kong.Hong Kong media tycoon and founder of Apple Daily newspaper Jimmy Lai Chee Ying arrives at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court, May 18, 2020.

Catholic Hong Kong activist honored at prayer breakfast  

Sep 14, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Hong Kong Catholic democracy advocate was honored in absentia on Tuesday at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington,... Read more

Hong Kong’s Bishop-elect Stephen Chow, S.J.

Hong Kong’s new bishop says he wants to bring unity. Why are local Catholics divided?

Jul 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The city is filled with Catholic institutions, from hospitals to schools and universities. Read more

Joseph Cheng.

Hong Kong democracy activist: Most of my friends have been detained

Jul 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Joseph Cheng left Hong Kong after being “severely attacked by the pro-Beijing mass media.” Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Courtesy Photo.

Traditionis custodes: Cardinal Zen reacts to restrictions on Traditional Latin Masses

Jul 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The former bishop of Hong Kong said the move was a “blow.” Read more

An editor prepares the final edition of the Apple Daily.

Activist: China’s ‘killing’ of Hong Kong paper has ‘serious implications’ for religious liberty

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Benedict Rogers said Apple Daily’s closure was not simply a blow to press freedom. Read more

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017.

Vatican ‘foreign minister’ doubts speaking out on Hong Kong ‘would make any difference whatever’

Jun 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Paul Gallagher said: “Obviously Hong Kong is the object of concern for us.” Read more

People light candles at a Tiananmen vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, June 4, 2020

Cardinal Zen, U.S. legislators commemorate Tiananmen Square massacre

Jun 4, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, on Friday prayed for the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre... Read more

Officers patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 2013.

Hong Kong Catholic churches plan Masses commemorating Tiananmen victims

May 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The churches will offer a Mass for the Dead on the night of June 4. Read more

Catholic Church of the Saviour in Xicheng District, Beijing, China.

US bishops promote prayer octave for China

May 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

The chair of the US bishops’ international justice and peace committee on Thursday called for participation in the prayer octave... Read more

Hong Kong Bishop-elect Stephen Chow Sau-yan.

Hong Kong bishop-elect: I am not afraid, but I believe prudence is a virtue

May 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Bishop-elect Stephen Chow was speaking a May 18 press conference. Read more

Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J.

Pope Francis appoints Fr. Stephen Chow as new bishop of Hong Kong

May 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Chow, 61, has served as the provincial of the Jesuits’ Chinese Province since 2018. Read more

British human rights campaigner Benedict Rogers

‘It would make a big difference’: Human rights activist urges Vatican to change tack on China

Apr 23, 2021

Benedict Rogers talks to CNA about the Holy See, China, and the search for the next Catholic bishop of Hong... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2015.

Vatican should speak up on China, scholar says

Mar 22, 2021

A Swedish scholar who studies China has called for the Vatican to speak up about human rights abuses by the... Read more

Cardinal Charles Maung Bo preaching at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org| The flag of the People's Republic of China. Credit: Gang Liu/Shutterstock

Cardinal Bo urges prayer octave for China

Mar 14, 2021

Charles Maung Cardinal Bo of Yangon on Sunday called for the expansion of a day of prayer for the Church... Read more

Jimmy Lai Chee Ying arrving at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court, Hong Kong, Oct. 15, 2020.

Pro-democracy Catholic Jimmy Lai denied bail in Hong Kong

Feb 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Hong Kong’s highest court on Tuesday denied bail to Catholic media tycoon Jimmy Lai, whom police arrested last summer for... Read more

Pro-democracy activist Martin Lee Chu-ming.

Hong Kong Catholic lawyer nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 

Feb 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Catholic lawyer who helped found the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong has been nominated to receive the Nobel Peace... Read more

Jimmy Lai Chee Ying arrving at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court, Hong Kong, Oct. 15, 2020.

Cardinal Zen: Jimmy Lai arrest is part of campaign of ‘political intimidation’

Dec 10, 2020

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has warned that the recent arrest of Jimmy Lai shows a rise in “political intimidation” against... Read more

Hongkongers march on streets of Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon, July, 2019.

Hong Kong democracy protestors sentenced to months in prison

Dec 2, 2020

Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including a Catholic university student, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for participating in illegal protests.  Read more