Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong’

Confession unaffected by new Hong Kong security law

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Hong Kong’s Catholic diocese says confession will remain confidential despite the city’s upcoming national security law change. The proposed legislation the diocese is referring to is Article 23, a locally developed national security bill that Hong Kong is fast-tracking into law. It follows the one Beijing imposed in 2020 after quashing pro-democracy protests in Hong Read more

Tiananmen Square memorial Masses cancelled in Hong Kong

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
Tiananmen Square Hong Kong

Church services in Hong Kong to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown have been cancelled amid fears of breaching security laws. Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law in 2020 to snuff out pro-democracy demonstrations. The security law has effectively erased reminders of China’s bloody suppression of the protests in the Chinese capital 33 years Read more

Hong Kong bishop-elect: I am not afraid, but believe prudence is a virtue

Thursday, May 20th, 2021
Hong Kong Bishop Chow

The newly appointed bishop of Hong Kong says he believes prudence and dialogue were a way forward in the challenges facing his diocese. Bishop-elect Stephen Chow Sau-yan told journalists that he did not think it would be wise to comment on especially controversial issues, particularly on China, the day after his appointment. “That would be Read more

Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong calls for restraint

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong has called for the government and public to exercise restraint and seek a peaceful resolution to a controversial bill that if passed into law would allow Hong Kong citizens’ extradition to mainland China. The bill has resulted in massive protests. Church leaders are supporting the protests which are calling Read more