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Wing Choh Primary school, and Catholic Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hong Kong.

HK diocese promotes 'national identity', security law in Catholic schools

The Diocese of Hong Kong has told Catholic schools told to promote the provisions of the new National Security Law to students,... Read more

14Jul2019: Hongkongers march in Sha Tin against Hong Kong's extradition bill.

HK Catholic activists arrested, US lawmakers sanctioned in China crackdown

Chinese authorities arrested pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and imposed new sanctions on American lawmakers August 10, as part of... Read more

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lamb.

US sanctions Hong Kong chief executive over National Security Law

The United States announced sanctions against Carrie Lam, the leader of the government of Hong Kong, as well as other... Read more

Chineses, Taiwanese and Vatican flags. Image via Shutterstock

Analysis: The Vatican and China Part III, Taiwan

With negotiations ongoing for an extension of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, the fate of Vatican-Taiwan relations may prove inextricable from... Read more

Hong Kong and Vatican flags. Image via Shutterstock

Analysis: The Vatican and China Part II, Hong Kong

As the Vatican and China negotiate an extension of the controversial 2018 deal, the Diocese of Hong Kong is at... Read more

Protestors in Hong Kong.

House discusses ‘brutal, sweeping crackdown’ in Hong Kong

The new national security law in Hong Kong is an assault on the rights of the people, Speaker of the... Read more

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

Cardinal Zen: 'No confidence' in HK religious freedom after new security law

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has warned that new security laws in the province could lead... Read more

People light candles as they attend a vigil in Victoria Park in Hong Kong on June 4, 2020.

In Hong Kong, thousands defy police to mark Tiananmen Square

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong held public vigils for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Thursday, despite... Read more

Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton.

Bishop says UK must 'safeguard fundamental freedoms' in Hong Kong

A bishop has urged the U.K. Government to defend “fundamental freedoms” in Hong Kong after the Chinese parliament approved a... Read more

Protestors in Hong Kong march against the extradition bill in July, 2019.

Hong Kong police cancel Tiananmen Square vigil

Hong Kong police have reportedly curtailed a vigil for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, citing public health concerns.  Read more

Chinese president Xi Jinping listens during a May 28 session of the National People's Congress, which included a vote on a new draft security bill for Hong Kong.

Religious freedom in jeopardy as China passes new Hong Kong ‘security laws’

A Hong Kong cardinal told CNA that changes to Hong Kong’s status in China could threaten the religious freedom of... Read more

Hong Kong protest in June 2019.

Arrested Catholic lawyer warns of Chinese repression in Hong Kong

A Catholic lawyer says his arrest last Saturday is part of mainland China’s wide-ranging efforts to tighten control over Hong... Read more

A pro-democracy supporter takes part in a rally to support teachers at Edinburgh Place in the Central district of Hong Kong on January 3, 2020.

Cardinal Bo condemns police brutality in Hong Kong

Burmese Cardinal Muang Bo has signed an open letter condemning police brutality in Hong Kong over the Christmas holidays.  Read more

People attend a flash mob singing event outside Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong on October 23, 2019.

As Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill, Catholic leaders call for inquiry into police tactics

Amid continued controversy surrounding large-scale political protests in Hong Kong, and fears of a crackdown by the Communist Chinese government,... Read more

Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal.

Hong Kong court says redefining marriage is beyond its authority

A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government’s policy of not recognizing... Read more

Ruins of Saint Paul's Cathedral in Macau, China.

Amid Hong Kong protests, Beijing cracks down on some Chinese Catholics

The persecution of Catholics in mainland China is increasing after prominent Catholic figures in Hong Kong continue to speak out... Read more

Police officers disperse protesters outside Po Lam Station on Sept. 5, 2019 in Hong Kong.

Student leader: Withdrawal of Hong Kong extradition bill not enough to quell protests

Despite Hong Kong’s chief executive announcing that she will withdraw a controversial extradition bill, protests are continuing, with demonstrators demanding... Read more

Protesters at a school boycott rally in Hong Kong’s Central District Sept. 2, 2019.

Hong Kong auxiliary bishop calls for ‘Friday fasting’ amid ongoing protests

As widespread protests continue in Hong Kong, a local bishop is urging people to pray and fast for peace, while... Read more

A protester holds a sign at a #MeToo rally in Hong Kong on August 28, 2019, to protest alleged sexual assaults by police.

Why should Catholics care about the Hong Kong protests? A CNA Explainer

The political situation in Hong Kong, and the implications for what could happen next, are complex, and Catholics and Protestant... Read more

Protestors in Hong Kong Aug. 18, 2019.

Hong Kong student leader: Catholics have an important role in peaceful protests

As massive protests continue in Hong Kong, one student leader says Catholics have an important role to play in encouraging... Read more