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Hong Kong - Latest News
Aug 7, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The United States announced sanctions against Carrie Lam, the leader of the government of Hong Kong, as well as other officials in China on Friday, August 7.
Jul 24, 2020 - 06:00 am .- With negotiations ongoing for an extension of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, the fate of Vatican-Taiwan relations may prove inextricable from the future of the deal - and of the Church in China.
Jul 23, 2020 - 06:00 am .- As the Vatican and China negotiate an extension of the controversial 2018 deal, the Diocese of Hong Kong is at the center of an ecclesiastical and diplomatic minefield.
Jul 1, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The new national security law in Hong Kong is an assault on the rights of the people, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 1. 
Jun 30, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Cardinal Joseph Zen, the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, has warned that new security laws in the province could lead to a clamp down on religious freedom. 
Jun 4, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong held public vigils for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on Thursday, despite police orders forbidding large gatherings.
Jun 3, 2020 - 10:30 am .- A bishop has urged the U.K. Government to defend “fundamental freedoms” in Hong Kong after the Chinese parliament approved a controversial security law for the city.
Jun 1, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Hong Kong police have reportedly curtailed a vigil for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, citing public health concerns.
May 28, 2020 - 01:25 pm .- A Hong Kong cardinal told CNA that changes to Hong Kong’s status in China could threaten the religious freedom of Catholics and other religious believers.
Apr 24, 2020 - 03:32 pm .- A Catholic lawyer says his arrest last Saturday is part of mainland China’s wide-ranging efforts to tighten control over Hong Kong.
Jan 3, 2020 - 12:35 pm .- Burmese Cardinal Muang Bo has signed an open letter condemning police brutality in Hong Kong over the Christmas holidays.
Oct 23, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Amid continued controversy surrounding large-scale political protests in Hong Kong, and fears of a crackdown by the Communist Chinese government, Catholic leaders are echoing protesters’ calls for an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality.
Oct 18, 2019 - 12:54 pm .- A court in Hong Kong has ruled against the recognition of same-sex partnerships, upholding the government’s policy of not recognizing same-sex marriage or civil unions.
Sep 30, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The persecution of Catholics in mainland China is increasing after prominent Catholic figures in Hong Kong continue to speak out against the communist regime, according to reports.
Sep 4, 2019 - 03:49 pm .- Despite Hong Kong’s chief executive announcing that she will withdraw a controversial extradition bill, protests are continuing, with demonstrators demanding additional government and police reforms, said the leader of local Catholic student group.
Sep 4, 2019 - 03:01 am .- As widespread protests continue in Hong Kong, a local bishop is urging people to pray and fast for peace, while speaking up against injustice and corruption.
Aug 28, 2019 - 06:05 pm .- The political situation in Hong Kong, and the implications for what could happen next, are complex, and Catholics and Protestant Christians both young and old are making their voices heard amid the protests.
Aug 22, 2019 - 12:12 am .- As massive protests continue in Hong Kong, one student leader says Catholics have an important role to play in encouraging demonstrators to remain peaceful in asserting their demands.
Aug 16, 2019 - 05:47 pm .- The acting president of the Hong Kong Federation of Catholic Students told CNA this week that he would like to see Catholics and other Christians take on a larger role in ongoing protests against the government, amid fears of a crackdown by Chinese authorities.
Aug 6, 2019 - 12:30 am .- Catholics university students in Hong Kong are joining their voices to the widespread protests against a now-suspended proposal to permit extraditions to mainland China.

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