» 01/03/2009, 00.00
VATICAN - CHINA - HONG KONG
Cardinal Zen asks Chinese bishops for more courage
The bishop of Hong Kong condemns as "outdated" the celebrations of 50 years of "self-election" and "self-ordination" of Chinese bishops as promoted by the United Front, the Patriotic Association, and the Office of Religious Affairs. He is asking the bishops to follow the example of Saint Stephen, and not to offend the pope by participating in meetings sponsored by the regime to appoint the new presidents of the PA and the council of Chinese bishops, two bodies not recognized by the Holy See.
20/12/2008 CHINA - VATICAN
Beijing, Vatican must break with Taiwan and not interfere in domestic affairs
Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the autonomy of the Chinese church in the area of the appointment and ordination of bishops. Patriotic bishop Ma Yinglin, ordained without the approval of the Holy See, also present. Hopes for dialogue with the Vatican may be vanishing.
26/11/2008 CHINA - HONG KONG
Cardinal Zen remembers Bishop Jin Peixian of Shenyang, urges Chinese Church to unity
With a text published in the diocesan weekly Sunday Examiner, the bishop of Hong Kong remembers the bishop of Shenyang (Liaoning), Jin Peixian, who died on November 4.
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.
29/07/2010 VATICAN - CHINA
Card. Zen: not true that “Beijing really wants Bishops appointed by the Pope”
There is still a long way to go in relations between Beijing and the Holy See on the appointment of bishops, which is not the result of an "agreement" but a "tug of war." The test of communion with the pope lies in the boycott of the Assembly of Representatives of Chinese Catholics. The tenacious cardinal of Hong Kong responds to an article by Gianni Valente of "30 Days".
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