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HONG KONG – CHINA
New Chinese Bible between censorship and unity
After 91 years, the Hong Kong Bible Society releases a new revised translation of the sacred text. Christians from all confessional backgrounds as well as members of mainland China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs took part in the endeavour. Government censorship shapes updating archaic terms.
08/07/2008 HONG KONG – CHINA – VATICAN
Father Allegra, translator of Bible in Chinese, to be beatified in October synod, Card Zen suggests
Beatification would be a good way to conclude the synod dedicated to the Word of God. Fr Gabriele Allegra, a Franciscan missionary to China and Hong Kong, is known as the “Saint Jerome of China” for translating the Holy Scriptures into Chinese. The Vatican knows of one miracle attributed to him, but the cause of beatification is still waiting.
23/07/2008 HONG KONG – CHINA
For a thousand days Ching Cheong sought God in a Chinese prison
In an exclusive interview with AsiaNews, the Strait Times journalist sentenced to five years in prison for “selling state secrets abroad” talks about the strength he received from reading the Bible in prison. He highlights the contractions in the upcoming Olympic Games, still hopeful though that China might become a cultural and spiritual force in the world.
27/07/2004 CHINA - HONG KONG
Protestants organise Bible Exhibition
Organisers seek to correct "outrageous distortions" about religious freedom
22/02/2008 CHINA – HONG KONG
Ching Cheong:“Once you're caught in” that spiral, suicide “can be the end”
For the first time since his release journalist Ching Cheong talks about his almost three years in prison. Sentenced without evidence for espionage in favour of Taiwan and released before completing his time thanks to outside pressure, he found comfort in prayer and religious and mystical texts.
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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