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

Cardinal Zen to Congressmen: China wants Vatican 'surrender'

Feb 11, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong, told CNA that the situation is dire for the Church in... Read more

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong

Vatican picks Hong Kong bishop, delays announcement

Jan 17, 2020

By Ed Condon

Hong Kong has been without a diocesan bishop since the death of Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung in January 2019, after... Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin.

Cardinal Zen: 'Parolin is manipulating the Holy Father' on China deal

Dec 4, 2019

Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Kong, has renewed his criticism of the Vatican-China deal, warning that he thinks... Read more

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Chinese authorities destroy two Marian shrines despite Vatican-China agreement

Oct 26, 2018

By Mary Farrow

As part of an ongoing crackdown on religious practice in the country, Chinese authorities demolished two Catholic Marian shrines this... Read more

How the possible Vatican-China agreement could be problematic

Feb 18, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong expressed serious concerns about a possible agreement between the Vatican and China on the... 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