» 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.
17/08/2016 12:54:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Random thoughts on "imminent" China-Holy See relations
The author is a priest of the underground Church in China Eastern. A lot of media speak as if the agreements between Beijing and the Vatican were already ready. The problems of illegitimate bishops with lovers and children. Card. Tong and Card. Zen, separated only by optimism and pessimism. Doubts about the freedom that "the Chinese Empire" will grant the Church.
04/08/2016 10:35:00 CHINA - VATICAN
Card. Zen: My concerns over China-Holy See dialogue and repercussions on Chinese Church
The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong highlights the ambiguities that drag on in talks and in the expectations of diplomatic relations between China and the Vatican: belonging to the Patriotic Association, which Benedict XVI called "incompatible" with Catholic doctrine (and which Francis confirmed); silence on the persecution of the faithful and priests; ambiguities over appointment of bishops. A critique of the revival of the Vatican's Ostpolitik.
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