Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Joseph Zen’

Cardinal Zen’s arrest keeps people scared

Monday, May 16th, 2022
Chinese Catholics fear worse

Catholics from mainland China fear the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen in Hong Kong is an act of intimidation and a sign of hardening attitudes by authorities. Cardinal Zen, 90, is one of four people detained for being associated with a now-defunct fund that helped protesters in financial need. The fund was set up to Read more

Vatican following Cardinal’s arrest with “extreme attention”

Thursday, May 12th, 2022
Cardinal Zen

The Vatican is following China’s arrest of retired Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen with “extreme attention”, says a statement from the Holy See Press. The statement refers to the Security Police’s arrest of the 90-year old in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Hours later, Zen was released on bail. He and three of four other trustees of Read more

Cardinal Zen begs for a good bishop for Hong Kong

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Hong Kong’s Cardinal Joseph Zen is begging Pope Francis for a good bishop to be chosen to lead the Hong Kong Diocese. Zen flew to Rome to deliver his letter so it could be delivered without delay to the pope. His request came while Vatican diplomats are working against the clock to refresh the Vatican’s Read more

COVID conspiracy leaves Cardinal clambering

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Cardinal Robert Sarah is implicated in a petition signed by  Catholic conservatives claiming the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an “overhyped pretext to deprive the faithful of Mass and impose a new world order”. Sarah (pictured), is head of the Vatican’s liturgy office and is supposedly the highest-ranking signatory. However, he claims he never signed the Read more

Vatican-China bishop agreement imminent

Monday, March 26th, 2018

A Vatican-China agreement over the selection of bishops is rumoured to be likely to take place this week. Speaking at a conference entitled “Christianity in the Chinese Society: Impact, Interaction and Inculturation” in Rome late last week, Cardinal John Tong Hon said he supports the proposed agreement. The agreement would see the Vatican propose a Read more

Christian fears help fuel Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The massive pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are partly motivated by a desire to stop China’s communist government from clamping down on Christianity. The protesters are calling for democratic elections in Hong Kong, demanding the right to vote for a leader of their choice in 2017, without restrictions from Beijing. But some commentators see a Read more

HK cardinal says Pope would be manipulated if he visits China

Friday, July 11th, 2014
Cardinal Zen

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun of Hong Kong has asked Pope Francis not to visit China, saying the Pontiff would be “manipulated”. Cardinal Zen told an Italian newspaper that this is the message he would give the Pope. Improving relations between Beijing and the Vatican has resulted in speculation that the Pope could reach out to Read more