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CHINA – VATICAN
Beijing does not respect our Church, says Card Zen
The Hong Kong prelate voices his bitterness at the excommunicated bishop who took part in an ordination in Yibin. He also expresses his disappointment at the behaviour of newly ordained bishop, who went through with the ceremony out of either fear or confusion. Police deployment shows the government’s fears but also its power over the Church. Taipei bishop laments the fact for mainland China, the Church is worth less than a business.
29/04/2006 CHINA HONG KONG - VATICAN
Card. Zen: "Suspend ordination of Kunming bishop"
In a fax sent this morning to officials of the diocese in Yunan, the cardinal "requested the ordaining bishop and co-ordaining bishops to suspend the episcopal ordination of Fr Ma Yinglin, because he has not received approval from the Holy See."
30/11/2006 CHINA VATICAN
Episcopal ordination in Xuzhou is "indecent and astounding", says Card Zen
The bishop of Hong Kong stresses the "astounding" methods by the Patriotic Association and the Religious Affairs Bureau in the unlawful Episcopal ordination. It make China look ridiculous, offends the faithful and damages the interests of the country. He appeals to the central government to start meaningful talks with the Holy See.
05/05/2006 HONG KONG VATICAN
Money, not politics behind Vatican exhibit delay
In the works since 2004, the exhibition has been delayed indefinitely for technical problems according to Hong Kong authorities.
26/05/2006 HONG KONG CHINA VATICAN
Cardinal Zen to receive the "Defensor Fidei" Award
Prize is awarded by 'Il Timone' magazine.
29/12/2008 HONG KONG – VATICAN – CHINA
Cardinal Zen to retire next year to work on the Church in China
The prelate hopes to provide the Pope with information on the Chinese Church, excludes playing any role in Sino-vatican diplomatic relations. For him Episcopal ordinations without the Holy See’s seal of approval are a “failure” and a “violation of freedom of conscience.”
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