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Bishop Stephen Chow of Hong Kong.

Hong Kong cardinal urges forgiveness on Tiananmen Square 35th anniversary

Jun 4, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

During the June 4, 1989, clash between protesters and Chinese troops, tanks rolled into Beijing’s main city square and military... Read more

Cardinal Stephen Chow Sau-yan, SJ, archbishop of Hong Kong, China.

A look at the bishop of Hong Kong’s recent visit to mainland China

May 15, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Chow led a 10-person delegation of Catholics from Hong Kong to the southern Chinese cities of Guangzhou, Shantou, and Shenzhen... Read more

Cardinal-elect Stephen Chow said Sept. 28, 2023, that evangelization in China today should focus on communicating the love of God “without the agenda of turning them into Catholics.”

New Hong Kong cardinal: Sharing ‘love of God,’ not conversions, goal of Church in China

Sep 28, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The bishop of Hong Kong, who will be made a cardinal in the consistory this weekend, spoke to CNA about... Read more

Pope Francis creates new cardinals at a consistory in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 5, 2019.

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals, including Archbishop Fernández

Jul 9, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has created 121 cardinals from 66 countries at eight consistories. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong, pictured on Feb. 18, 2021.

Verdict in Cardinal Zen’s trial expected on Friday

Nov 19, 2022

By Courtney Mares

One of the pro-democracy advocates on trial with Cardinal Joseph Zen was recently arrested under Hong Kong’s national security law. 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

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

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

Hong Kong’s Bishop-elect Stephen Chow, S.J.

Hong Kong’s new bishop says he wants to bring unity. Why are local Catholics divided?

Jul 28, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The city is filled with Catholic institutions, from hospitals to schools and universities. Read more