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Cardinal Zen: Vatican-China deal weakens the Church

Vatican diplomats’ efforts to reach an agreement with the Chinese government would turn bishops into government officials who cannot adequately... Read more

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Cardinal Zen calls China deal 'suicide,' blames papal advisors

In a recent blog post Cardinal Joseph Zen has issued another harsh critique of the rumored Vatican-China deal on the... Read more

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Expert says religious freedom critical for Vatican-China bishop deal

A missionary priest and expert on the Church in China has expressed cautioun, and a limited optimism, about a rumored... Read more

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

Cardinal Zen continues criticism of possible Vatican-China deal

Cardinal Joseph Zen again had harsh words for the Vatican on Friday, saying that the proposed deal between the Vatican... Read more

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Cardinal Zen: ‘Vatican is ready to surrender to the Chinese communist party’

A possible Vatican agreement with the Chinese government has prompted feelings of unease and fears of betrayal, Cardinal Joseph Zen... Read more

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Despite 'regrettable' reports, Francis is well informed on China, Vatican says

On Tuesday the spokesperson for the Pope, Greg Burke, sent a statement asserting that Pope Francis is well-informed on the... Read more

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

What Cardinal Zen told Pope Francis about the Church in China

Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has said proposals aimed at reconciling the Catholic Church in China and the government-backed... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen, emeritus Bishop of Hong Kong, at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.

Cardinal Zen urges prayer for Christians in China

As Chinese Catholics celebrate the feast of Our Lady, Help of Christians, Cardinal Joseph Zen has asked for prayers on... Read more