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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

Sep 4, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

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

Sep 4, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

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

Aug 28, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

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

Aug 21, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

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

Protesters hold placards during a rally in Chartered Garden on August 16, 2019 in Hong Kong, China.   Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Hong Kong student leader: Catholics should take 'major role' in peaceful protests

Aug 16, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

The acting president of the Hong Kong Federation of Catholic Students told CNA this week that he would like to... Read more

Protests have continued in Hong Kong since June 9th, as demonstrators speak out against an extradition proposal.

Hong Kong university students protest extradition proposal

Aug 5, 2019

Catholics university students in Hong Kong are joining their voices to the widespread protests against a now-suspended proposal to permit... Read more

Crowds protest against the now-suspended China extradition bill in Hong Kong.

Christian leaders call for dialogue, end to violence in Hong Kong

Jun 17, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of protestors in Hong Kong are continuing to demonstrate against the government's plans to allow extraditions to... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun speaks at the Asianews Conference at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

This 82-year-old cardinal says he'll face jail for democracy

Dec 4, 2014

By Ann Schneible

One of several leaders of Hong Kong's Occupy Central movement to surrender to police after months of pro-democracy protests, Cardinal... Read more

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

Chinese regime said to intensify persecution of Christians

Nov 27, 2014

“We shouldn’t get our hopes up. I don’t see any sign of an immediate improvement in China-Holy See relations.” Thus... Read more

A demonstrator holds a sign as thousands pack the streets of Hong Kong in protest Oct. 1, 2014.

Escalating Hong Kong tensions prod Catholic call for peace

Oct 2, 2014

By Elise Harris

The archbishop of Hong Kong has urged a peaceful solution to current pro-democracy protests happening there, encouraging both sides to... Read more