Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun’

Holy See – too much diplomacy, too little faith

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong says the Holy See’s diplomacy seeks a compromise at all costs with the Chinese government, risking “to sell out the faithful Church”. Zen’s comments were made during Mass in his homily, where he recalled Fr. Wei Heping (Yu Heping), who died two years ago in mysterious and Read more

Don’t surrender to China, Cardinal Zen tells Vatican

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, an Emeritus Cardinal from China, has warned the Vatican that allowing the Chinese government to appoint Catholic bishops would mean “surrender”. He, made the comment on Tuesday following an announcement by the current bishop, John Tong Hon, that the Vatican and the Chinese government are in dialogue over the appointment of bishops. Read more

Hong Kong cardinal defends autonomy against Beijing control

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong has sharply criticised a Chinese white paper that emphasises Beijing’s total control of the special administrative region. “You (the Chinese communists) can tie me up, can take me away, chop my head off, but not as a slave,” said the cardinal in an online radio programme on Read more