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Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Cardinal Zen’s second day in court: Magistrate rules there is sufficient evidence

Sep 28, 2022

By Courtney Mares

On Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Zen’s second day in court in Hong Kong, the magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence... Read more

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A handful of Catholic leaders and others voice support for Cardinal Zen as his trial begins

Sep 26, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell, Courtney Mares

These are Catholic leaders, scholars, and human rights activists who have publicly shown their support for Zen as his trial... Read more

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Newly elected Chinese Church leaders allied with government vow to proceed with sinicization

Aug 24, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

Chinese bishops allied with the government have promised to proceed with the “sinicization” of Catholicism in China. Read more

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Chinese embassy shares anti-Catholic cartoon amid Pelosi visit to Taiwan

Aug 5, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The image, created by a Chinese artist and propagandist, shows a gaunt, hooded and witchlike woman — crowned with a... Read more

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Catholic University awards honorary degree to imprisoned human rights advocate Jimmy Lai

May 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Catholic University of America on Saturday awarded an honorary degree to imprisoned Hong Kong human rights advocate Jimmy Lai.... Read more

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Underground Catholic bishop dies in China

Dec 31, 2020

According to the Catholic outlet AsiaNews, headquartered in Rome, Bishop Andrea Han Jingtao, 99, one of the most revered leaders... Read more

Pope Francis imparts a blessing from the window of the Apostolic Palace on May 24, 2020.

Pope Francis entrusts China to the Blessed Virgin Mary

May 24, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis Sunday entrusted China to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and asked all people to pray for a new outpouring... Read more

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Beijing bans online evangelization amid religious crackdown

Sep 12, 2018

The Chinese government has increased measures to suppress religious belief and practice. New regulations, published on the government’s legal information... 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

Jan 29, 2018

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