» 06/30/2011, 00.00
HONG KONG – CHINA
Big rally in Hong Kong for religious freedom and the release of bishops and priests
Led by Card Zen, Hong Kong Catholics call on China to respect religious freedom and stop unlawful Episcopal ordinations. Outside the mainland’s Liaison Office, protesters condemned the torture and abduction of clergymen.
06/09/2006 HONG KONG
Cardinal Zen joins prayer vigil for journalist arrested in China
More than 600 well-wishers, among them journalists, politicians and friends, gather in Catholic school for a prayer vigil to proclaim the journalist's innocence and call for his rapid release from a Chinese prison.
07/11/2016 15:05:00 VATICAN – CHINA
Press Office reacts to "alleged" unlawful episcopal ordinations in China
The reference is to the unlawful (and private) ordination of Fr Dong Guanhua, Hebei, which was immediately condemned by the underground Church. Some blame underground Catholics; others believe that the self-ordained priest is a government spy who wants to divide the Church.
06/06/2006 CHINA HONG KONG
HK Chief Executive Donald Tsang ignores Vatican ban and goes to Kunming Bishop's mass
During a visit to Kunming, Hong Kong Chief Executive and his wife attend mass celebrated by Ma Yinglin, an unlawfully ordained bishop, an inappropriate act. "He cannot plead that he didn't know".
25/05/2010 HONG KONG – CHINA
Beijing “opening” to Hong Kong Democrats over reforms
Democratic Party leaders and the deputy director of the mainland’s Liaison Office hold an historic meeting. The latter praises Democrats’ “pragmatism”, but warns that not everyone wants universal suffrage.
01/07/2015 Hong Kong – China
Hong Kong Catholics join march to demand genuine universal suffrage
Before the rally, Catholics and Protestants held a prayer service in Victoria Park. For Cardinal Zen, political reform was rejected by pan-democrats’ votes, which safeguarded the dignity of the people, but did not advance the cause of true suffrage.
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