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The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong. Credit: Volodymyr Dvornyk/Shutterstock

Who will be the next Bishop of Hong Kong?

In the wake of the sentencing of several pro-democracy figures, one observer said this week that this would be an... Read more

Pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong's Victoria Park, June 2019.

Wave of arrests in Hong Kong targets pro-democracy politicians, activists

Police in Hong Kong arrested more than 50 people Wednesday for apparent violations of a China-imposed “national security law”— the... Read more

Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong cardinal warns priests to ‘watch your language’ in homilies

The leader of the Diocese of Hong Kong has written to all the clergy telling them to avoid politics in... Read more

Pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong's Victoria Park, June 2019.

Hong Kong diocese cancels pro-democracy prayer in newspapers

The Diocese of Hong Kong has intervened to cancel a Catholic pro-democracy ad campaign and prayer that was set to... Read more

Wing Choh Primary school, and Catholic Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Hong Kong.

HK diocese promotes 'national identity', security law in Catholic schools

The Diocese of Hong Kong has told Catholic schools told to promote the provisions of the new National Security Law to students,... Read more

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China accused of hacking Vatican ahead of negotiations

State-sponsored hackers have reportedly targeted Vatican computer networks in an attempt to give China an advantage in negotiations to renew... Read more

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Analysis: The Vatican and China Part II, Hong Kong

As the Vatican and China negotiate an extension of the controversial 2018 deal, the Diocese of Hong Kong is at... Read more

A pro-democracy supporter takes part in a rally to support teachers at Edinburgh Place in the Central district of Hong Kong on January 3, 2020.

Hong Kong diocese targeted by Chinese hacking attempts

The Diocese of Hong Kong has been targeted by “spear-phishing” operations from the Chinese government, a technology publication is reporting.  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

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

Protestors in Hong Kong march against the extradition bill in July, 2019.

Hong Kong police cancel Tiananmen Square vigil

Hong Kong police have reportedly curtailed a vigil for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, citing public health concerns.  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’

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

Pedestrians wear surgical masks in Hong Kong following coronavirus outbreak.

Hong Kong Catholics told to look online as Mass cancelled across China

The Diocese of Hong Kong has told Catholics to make use of online resources following the cancellation of Masses in response to the... Read more

Hong Kong Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

New Hong Kong bishop to be announced within weeks

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

Hong Kong residents queue to refund their bullet train tickets to the mainland in West Kowloon railway station, Jan. 25, 2020.

Hong Kong, Singapore cancel public Masses amid coronavirus

All public Masses in Hong Kong are canceled through Feb. 28 amid the threat of the spreading of coronavirus.  Read more

Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Hong Kong

Vatican picks Hong Kong bishop, delays announcement

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

Riot police detain two men after clearing protesters from the Central district in Hong Kong, Nov. 13, 2019.

Hong Kong protesters arrested at Catholic church

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have continued to escalate into violence, with many apparent incidents of forceful police tactics, including... Read more

People attend a flash mob singing event outside Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong on October 23, 2019.

As Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill, Catholic leaders call for inquiry into police tactics

Amid continued controversy surrounding large-scale political protests in Hong Kong, and fears of a crackdown by the Communist Chinese government,... 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

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

Protesters gather again to rally outside the Legislative Council government offices against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong, June 17, 2019.

Hong Kong extradition bill could further endanger Christians, advocates say

Though a proposed change to extradition laws in Hong Kong is on hold for now, Christian leaders and advocacy groups... Read more

Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong, who died Jan. 3, 2019.

Hong Kong bishop dies at age 73

Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong died in hospital Thursday at the age of 73, after suffering liver failure... Read more