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HONG KONG - CHINA
Card. Zen’s "great joy" at first visit to Shanghai in 6 years
The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong visited the Expo, where he met bishop Jin Luxian, and his auxiliary Mgr. Xing Wenzhi, who taught in the same seminary as the cardinal, at the Marian shrine of Sheshan. The meeting between the bishops "conditioned by the terrible Chinese system." Tribute to Liu Xiaobo.
06/12/2006 HONG KONG – CHINA – VIETNAM
Card. Zen: “Beijing should learn from Vietnam and be open to religious freedom”
After a two-day visit in Ho Chi Minh City, the bishop of Hong Kong talked to AsiaNews about the deep faith of the Vietnamese people and the openness of the government towards the Church. He invited China to disavow the Patriotic Association and grant full freedom to its Catholics.
07/03/2012 HONG KONG - CHINA
Card Tong: Pray for China-Vatican dialogue and for our role as a bridge-church
The newly created cardinal outlines his commitment to the Church in China and Hong Kong society. The dialogue between China and the Holy See would be good for both: full freedom for the Church; would increase China’s standing in the international community. Commitment to the weak and the marginalized and acceptance of non-Chinese Catholics.
25/10/2011 HONG KONG
Card. Zen: My struggle and that of Hong Kong for Catholic schools
Since Hong Kong’s return to China, the government has planned control over local schools. The new management committees undermine freedom of education and are likely to twist the Christian and Catholic proposal. The reasons for the hunger strike launched by the bishop emeritus of Hong Kong.
09/03/2006 HONG KONG - CHINA VATICAN
Patriotic Association criticizes Zen, belying itself and government
The neo-cardinal: "Li has poised himself as the judge of Benedict XVI" and "presents himself as the representative of the official Church, but if freedom were granted to the bishops, priests, and faithful to speak out, one may hear views that are very different from his."
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.
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