» 10/15/2010, 00.00
HONG KONG – CHINA
Via Crucis for the persecuted will be held in Hong Kong
A prayer vigil for jailed bishops and priests and religious freedom in China will be held tomorrow in the territory as the Diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission prevails over reticent authorities. Hong Kong Bishop Tong says Liu’s Nobel Prize “honours the Chinese people” as a whole.
24/09/2009 HONG KONG – CHINA
Cardinal Zen calls on China to release imprisoned bishops on its 60th anniversary
The prelate’s proposal is made on the website of the Diocese of Hong Kong. Zen praises Hu’s remarks on promoting democracy and solidarity, urges the Chinese government to hold talks with the Holy See.
11/03/2009 HONG KONG - CHINA
Cardinal Zen to leave helm of Hong Kong diocese after Easter
The diocese will be handed over to coadjutor bishop, Mgr John Tong. He will follow Cardinal Zen’s path in running the Church and in the relationship towards China and the authorities in Beijing. The Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association hopes instead for a shift. Cardinal Zen will continue to follow the situation of the Church in China.
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.
30/01/2008 VATICAN – HONG KONG – CHINA
Mgr John Tong, new coadjutor bishop of Hong Kong
After years of a close working relationship, the new bishop will be Cardinal Zen’s designated successor. He is hopeful that during his term new vocations will blossom in the diocese, and that the Church in Hong Kong will be able to make a greater commitment to reconciliation in China, to religious freedom and to co-operation in support of the mainland’s development.
12/07/2011 HONG KONG – CHINA
Hong Kong Catholics protest illicit Episcopal ordinations
A demonstration was staged this morning outside the China Liaison Office in Hong Kong. Local Catholics want the mainland to respect the personal and religious freedom of bishops and the release of prelates seized by the authorities.
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