Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Church in Hong Kong’

Head of China’s state-backed Catholic church to visit Hong Kong

Monday, November 6th, 2023

The leader of China’s Communist Party-sponsored version of the Catholic church will visit Hong Kong this month at the invitation of the city’s pope-appointed Roman Catholic cardinal, fostering dialogue as China-Vatican relations remain strained. Joseph Li, the state-appointed archbishop of Beijing, will take a five-day trip to Hong Kong starting Nov 14 at the invitation Read more

Hong Kong’s Catholic bishop to visit Beijing in first trip in decades

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Hong Kong’s top Catholic cleric, Bishop Stephen Chow, will visit Beijing in April, the first such visit in nearly 30 years. Chow’s five-day trip, to start on April 17, follows an invitation last year by the Bishop of Beijing, Joseph Li Shan, the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese said in a statement on Thursday. It cited Read more

Cardinal Zen fined by Hong Kong court over pro-democracy fund

Monday, November 28th, 2022
Zen fined by Hong Kong court

Retired bishop, Cardinal Joseph Zen, 90, Friday, was convicted and fined along with five others after being found guilty by a Hong Kong court of failing to register a fund for pro-democracy protesters. Zen was first arrested in May on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces under a Beijing-imposed National Security Law. While Zen has Read more

Police film those entering Hong Kong cathedral for Queen’s memorial service

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

Police officers in Hong Kong videotaped Christians outside the city’s Anglican cathedral as they gathered this week to mourn and pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II, who died earlier this month. Officers from a 12-member police team stationed outside St John’s Cathedral in central Hong Kong on the evening of 25 September captured video footage Read more

Church in Hong Kong existing like plants in pavement cracks

Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Church in Hong Kong like plants in pavement cracks

The Bishop of Hong Kong has likened the existence of the Church in the former British colony to plants growing in pavement cracks. Bishop Stephen Chow commented in the Sunday Examiner that these plants “are proofs of the amazing power of life that comes from the Creator. How can they grow up in such a Read more

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

Church demands end to Bejing pro-democracy arrests

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

The Catholic Church in Hong Kong is demanding an end to a police harrassment of pro-democracy activists. The Church says the political repression of those demanding democratic rights in the China-administered region is wrong. Hong Kong police arrested 15 pro-democracy activists last weekend, including former legislators because of their roles in Hong Kong’s mass protests Read more