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Cardinal Zen: Traditional Latin Mass should continue, though some critics hope it will 'disappear'

Aug 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Zen said he suspects the ideas behind Traditionis custodes may not have originated with Pope Francis but with “the... 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

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

Cardinal Zen says possible restrictions to extraordinary form Mass are ‘worrying’

Jun 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Joseph Zen called possible restrictions to the celebration of Mass in the extraordinary form “worrying news.” 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

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

Cardinal Zen expresses ‘pain and indignation’ at St. Peter’s Basilica private Mass restrictions

Mar 30, 2021

Cardinal Joseph Zen has expressed “pain and indignation” at restrictions on private Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, saying that if... 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 in Victoria Park, Hong Kong, July 2019

Catholic student jailed in Hong Kong for pro-democracy protest

Nov 23, 2020

Three pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, including Catholic university student Agnes Chow, pled guilty on Monday for their roles in... Read more

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

Zen challenges Parolin over China deal claims

Oct 7, 2020

Cardinal Joseph Zen has rejected claims that the 2018 Vatican-China deal was approved in draft form by Pope Benedict XVI,... Read more

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

Cardinal Zen: Church is losing ‘credibility’ to evangelize China

Sep 21, 2020

By Ed Condon

The former Bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, has warned that the Church’s efforts to negotiate an extension... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Courtesy Photo.

Cardinal Zen: In Vatican II, Catholics hear ‘real voice of the Holy Spirit’ 

Jul 27, 2020

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the emeritus Bishop of Hong Kong, has made an impassioned defense of the Second Vatican Council, criticizing... 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

Jun 30, 2020

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

Cardinal John Tong Hon, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Hong Kong.

New Hong Kong laws will have 'no effect' on religious freedom says cardinal

Jun 24, 2020

Cardinal John Tong Hon, the apostolic administrator of Hong Kong, has rejected concerns that new security and sedition laws for the... 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’

May 28, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Cardinal Joseph Zen. Courtesy Photo.

Cardinal Zen: 'Parolin manipulates the pope,' and Vatican's China policy is 'immoral'

Mar 20, 2020

Cardinal Joseph Zen published Saturday a blog post accusing the Vatican’s secretary of state of manipulating Pope Francis, and continuing... Read more

Catholic pray outside of a Catholic Church in Nanma, June 2019.

Chinese Catholics pray outside closed churches in Mindong

Mar 2, 2020

New pictures and video appear to show Catholics praying outside of churches closed by the government in the Diocese of... 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 invites Cardinal Re to show claimed China documents from Vatican archive

Mar 2, 2020

Cardinal Zen on Sunday responded to the claim of the Dean of the College of Cardinals that Benedict XVI had... Read more

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

Cardinal Re claims Cardinal Zen is at odds with John Paul II, Benedict XVI on China

Feb 29, 2020

The newly-appointed Dean of the College of Cardinals purportedly sent a letter to cardinals Wednesday claiming that the China-Vatican deal... Read more

Hong Kong Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

New Hong Kong bishop to be announced within weeks

Feb 17, 2020

By Ed Condon

Priests in the Diocese of Hong Kong are expecting the announcement of their new bishop within the next two weeks.  Read more

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

'The Vatican lost everything, got nothing': An interview with Cardinal Zen

Feb 15, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal Joseph Zen gave an exclusive interview to CNA in which he discussed the Church in China and his relationship with Pope... Read more

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of Propaganda Fide (L).

Cardinals spar in responses to Vatican-China deal

Mar 8, 2019

By Courtney Mares

After Cardinal Fernando Filoni and a Chinese-appointed bishop both spoke out this week separately in support of the Vatican-China deal... Read more