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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

Cardinal Joseph Zen, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong.

Cardinal Zen to stand trial in September over role with pro-democracy fund

Aug 11, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Cardinal Joseph Zen is set to stand trial next month, along with four other people, in connection to his role... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

European Parliament calls on Vatican to support Cardinal Zen

Jul 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The European Parliament has called on the Vatican "to give full support to Cardinal Zen" and told the Holy See... Read more

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

Hong Kong missionary head reportedly warned Chinese repression could worsen

Jul 5, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic priest overseeing missionaries serving in Hong Kong reportedly told the missionaries that they should prepare for a much... Read more

Cardinal Zen offers Mass on May 24, 2022 after appearing in court in Hong Kong.

Cardinal Zen: ‘Martyrdom is normal in our Church’

May 25, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The cardinal was speaking during a live-streamed Mass after his court appearance. Read more

Protesters in Hong Kong march against the extradition bill in July 2019.

Tiananmen memorial Masses won’t be held in Hong Kong this year amid security law concerns

May 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic group in Hong Kong will not be holding Masses this year to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre,... Read more

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

Cardinal Zen appears in court in Hong Kong

May 24, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The date set for Cardinal Zen’s trial is Sept. 19. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Without mentioning Zen's arrest, Pope Francis says he is praying for the Church in China

May 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Regina Caeli prayer on May 22, Pope Francis did not... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Cardinal Zen may be in Hong Kong court next week

May 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is scheduled to appear in court May 24, according to a report by the British daily... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

International community laments Cardinal Zen's 'precarious' position

May 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

The arrest this week of Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun in Hong Kong continues to attract international condemnation, with the U.S.... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen.

Hong Kong diocese ‘extremely concerned’ about ‘Cardinal Joseph Zen’s incident’

May 12, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘We have always upheld the rule of law,’ the diocese said. Read more

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

Hong Kong priest: China trying to control religion in Hong Kong

Apr 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Speaking publicly under his own name for the first time, a Hong Kong priest says the Chinese Communist Party is... Read more

Pope Francis records a video message during a meeting with Bishop Stephen Chow.

Pope Francis sends message to Hong Kong’s Catholics

Mar 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘Thank you for your witness of faith,’ the pope said. Read more

Protesters at a school boycott rally in Hong Kong’s Central District, Sept. 2, 2019.

Religious repression in Hong Kong could soon worsen, Christian cleric warns

Feb 10, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Speaking anonymously during an online discussion, a Christian cleric in Hong Kong said he thinks it is likely that greater... Read more

Bishop Stephen Chow, S.J., photographed before his episcopal consecration.

In 1st interview, Hong Kong’s new Catholic bishop says it’s unacceptable to trample on human dignity

Feb 9, 2022

By Courtney Mares

He said: ‘I find it unacceptable for human dignity to be ignored, trampled upon, or eliminated entirely.’ Read more

British human rights campaigner Benedict Rogers

Human rights activist: Diplomatic relations between Vatican and China would be ‘totally unacceptable’

Feb 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican recently moved officials from posts in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Read more

The episcopal consecration of Bishop Stephen Chow Sau-yan's in Hong Kong’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 4, 2021

Chinese bishops reportedly met with Hong Kong clerics on sinicization

Dec 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

Four clerics have told Reuters that several bishops and other officials from the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association met in October... Read more

Bishop Stephen Chow's ordination as bishop in Hong Kong’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Dec. 5, 2021

Hong Kong bishop consecrated in Cathedral of Immaculate Conception

Dec 4, 2021

By Courtney Mares

More than 6,000 people tuned in live to watch Chow’s consecration Mass on YouTube. Read more

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Why the next bishop of Hong Kong has a giraffe in his coat of arms

Oct 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Bishop-elect Stephen Chow Sau-yan is due to be consecrated on Dec. 4. Read more

An editor prepares the final edition of the Apple Daily.

Activist: China’s ‘killing’ of Hong Kong paper has ‘serious implications’ for religious liberty

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Benedict Rogers said Apple Daily’s closure was not simply a blow to press freedom. Read more