Hong Kong

The Latest

Cardinal Zen offers Mass on May 24, 2022 after appearing in court in Hong Kong.

Cardinal Zen: ‘Martyrdom is normal in our Church’

May 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The cardinal was speaking during a live-streamed Mass after his court appearance. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen appears in court in Hong Kong

May 24, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The date set for Cardinal Zen’s trial is Sept. 19. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Without mentioning Zen's arrest, Pope Francis says he is praying for the Church in China

May 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Regina Caeli prayer on May 22, Pope Francis did not... Read more

Hong Kong media tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai.

Catholic University awards honorary degree to imprisoned human rights advocate Jimmy Lai

May 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Catholic University of America on Saturday awarded an honorary degree to imprisoned Hong Kong human rights advocate Jimmy Lai.... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

‘It’s a way to keep people in fear’: Chinese Catholics react to Cardinal Zen’s arrest

May 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The 90-year-old cardinal was arrested and bailed under Hong Kong’s national security law. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Hong Kong diocese ‘extremely concerned’ about ‘Cardinal Joseph Zen’s incident’

May 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘We have always upheld the rule of law,’ the diocese said. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

5 things to know about Cardinal Zen

May 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The 90-year-old cardinal was arrested and released on bail on May 11. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Cardinal Zen released on bail

May 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

The news emerged shortly after the Vatican said that it was concerned to hear of reports of his arrest. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun departs the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Vatican following news of Cardinal Zen’s arrest ‘with concern’

May 11, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy See said it was ‘following the development of the situation with extreme attention.’ Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Courtesy Photo.

Cardinal Zen arrest: A roundup of reactions

May 11, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

‘The arrest of Cardinal Zen sends a chilling message,’ said William Nee of Chinese Human Rights Defenders. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, speaks at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Former Hong Kong bishop Cardinal Zen arrested

May 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

The 90-year-old was reportedly detained in his role as a trustee of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the Vatican, May 4, 2022.

Japan’s PM tells Vatican of concern about human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang

May 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Fumio Kishida discussed nuclear weapons with Pope Francis during a 25-minute meeting. Read more

Pope Francis records a video message during a meeting with Bishop Stephen Chow.

Pope Francis sends message to Hong Kong’s Catholics

Mar 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘Thank you for your witness of faith,’ the pope said. Read more

British human rights campaigner Benedict Rogers

‘We will not be silenced,’ says UK Catholic activist after Hong Kong jail threat

Mar 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

Benedict Rogers was told he could face 3 years in prison under the National Security Law. Read more

Bishop Stephen Chow, S.J., photographed before his episcopal consecration.

In 1st interview, Hong Kong’s new Catholic bishop says it’s unacceptable to trample on human dignity

Feb 9, 2022

By Courtney Mares

He said: ‘I find it unacceptable for human dignity to be ignored, trampled upon, or eliminated entirely.’ Read more

British human rights campaigner Benedict Rogers

Human rights activist: Diplomatic relations between Vatican and China would be ‘totally unacceptable’

Feb 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican recently moved officials from posts in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Read more

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

null

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