Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Zen’

Cardinal denies disloyalty to pope Comments 0

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has denied an apparent accusation by the apostolic administrator of Hong Kong Diocese that he is disobedient toward Pope Francis. Read more Related Posts:An apostolic administrator to replace Australian archbishopCardinal rules: no one may demand a pope’s resignationHong Kong Protestant leaders accused of sexual harassmentVatican mishandling China

Vatican mishandling China Comments 0

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The Vatican is mishandling China and the recent agreement between the Vatican and China is a step toward the “annihilation” of the church in China, says Cardinal Joseph Zen. Zen, who is the former bishop of Hong Kong, says the distinction between the underground Church and the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association has not been eradicated. Read more

The Vatican’s deal with China Comments 0

Thursday, September 27th, 2018
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Finally, the Vatican has done a deal with China, or rather with the ruling Chinese Communist Party that has been conducting an escalating program of repression against religion. The deal is already drenched in controversy and opposed by many Chinese Catholics and anti-pope conservatives. But the Vatican hopes it is just the first fruit of Read more

Cardinal Zen is just wrong Comments 0

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
George Pell

Cardinal Zen would do well to take a short course in Catholic history. In what is both false and misleading, Cardinal Zen keeps repeating the claim that the Vatican’s behavior in its relations with Beijing on the appointment of bishops in China is “unprecedented.” It is not and it is false to claim it is Read more

Beijing-Vatican deal not normal: Cardinal Zen rebuts Kelly Comments 0

Monday, February 19th, 2018
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Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kuin, 86, sits down for lunch. Chatting and smiling, he lists the options for main course at a private dining room in Bishop Lei International House, a church-owned hotel founded originally as a school for the De La Salle brothers. It’s perched high in the Mid-Levels of Hong Kong Island, high but Read more

The Vatican – China bishops kerfuffle Comments 0

Monday, February 19th, 2018
George Pell

What is happening right now is no way unprecedented in recent Catholic history in China. Moral outrage and high emotion are a potent cocktail. Such is what is reverberating around the world right now about the Vatican’s moves to replace two bishops in China. The events have triggered reports and comments in the Catholic media Read more

Hong Kong Catholics oppose Vatican’s Beijing deal Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Hong Kong Catholics held an all-night prayer vigil to protest a proposed deal between the Vatican and Beijing. More than 200 people gathered to voice their concerns over a deal they say will “sell out” faithful Chinese Catholics. “It’s a precarious situation. There’s a real danger of division,” a priest said. Those attending the vigil Read more

Pope Francis could “sell out” China’s underground Catholic church Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Pope Francis could “sell out” China’s underground Catholic church, according to Emeritus Cardinal Joseph Zen. Hong Kong-based 85 year old Zen, who is the is China’s highest ranking prelate, said China’s communist rulers want “total surrender” from the Church. Pope Francis “is really naïve” and “doesn’t know the Chinese communists,” he said. “The people around Read more

Vatican officials blamed for China’s control of the Church Comments 0

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Hong Kong’s retired Cardinal Joseph Zen has accused Vatican officials of “a policy of appeasement and compromise” that allowed Communist China’s control of the Church there. Cardinal Zen said Pope Benedict XVI set appropriate policies, but “his work was wasted by others close to him, who did not follow his line”. “Saying ‘others’ I mean Read more

79 year old Cardinal on hunger strike Comments 1

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun started a three-day fast in Hong Kong this morning, October 19, to express his “grief” at the recent decision by the Court of Final Appeal rejecting the Catholic Church’s appeal against the Government’s policy over the management of state-aided schools in this Special Autonomous Region of China. “To show my grief, Read more