» 05/23/2008, 00.00
HONG KONG – CHINA – VATICAN
The destiny of China and its Church are in Mary’s hands, says Cardinal Zen
Here is an authoritative comment by the bishop of Hong Kong to AsiaNews about the World Day of Prayer for the Church in China that Benedict XVI launched for 24 May. In it he talks about local authorities’ fears and obstacles, his hope in a “spiritual victory” and his solidarity for Sichuan earthquake victims.
22/05/2008 CHINA – VATICAN
In China the Church is getting ready for the World Day of Prayer in union with the Pope
The government stops pilgrimages and gatherings, but in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Guangzhou official and underground priests, religious and faithful prepare to pray the Pope’s words about Our Lady of Sheshan. In addition to the Pope’s intent they will pray for Sichuan quake victims, grateful to the Universal Church.
26/05/2016 16:45:00 HONG KONG - CHINA
Our Lady of Sheshan "helps Chinese Catholics “see hope in the dark"
Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-fai, secretary of Propaganda Fide, celebrated Mass in Hong Kong’s St Jude Church on the Solemnity of Mary Help of Christians. During the service, he mentioned Fr Peter Yu Heping, who died in mysterious circumstances in 2015, but had great faith in the future of the Church in China.
20/05/2010 HONG KONG – CHINA – VATICAN
You should be at the Marian shrine of Sheshan, Pope tells Card Zen
Hong Kong’s bishop emeritus leads a prayer vigil for religious freedom and the Church in China. He reveals bits of conversation he had with Benedict XVI during the pilgrimage to Fatima.
14/05/2008 CHINA – HONG KONG
Sichuan quake: toll rises to 15,000 dead and 40,000 missing
Official figures now say 15,000 dead but fears are growing for the 40,000 missing. Cardinal Zen urges Catholics to pray and starts a fund raising campaign on behalf of rescue operations. Hong Kong diocese sends US$ 300,000 for immediate needs.
01/07/2007 HONG KONG – CHINA – VATICAN
Cardinal Zen: “Pope’s letter to the Chinese Church represents love for truth and his children”
The bishop of Hong Kong, Card Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, hopes that Benedict XVI’s letter to China’s clergy and faithful may be the starting point for a direct dialogue between the local Church and the Beijing government. He stresses the letter’s religious rather than its political tone.
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