Posts Tagged ‘China and Hong Kong’

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’s trial has been delayed due to COVID

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

The criminal trial of Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong has been delayed after the judge presiding over the case tested positive for COVID-19, Hong Kong media reported. Zen, 90, was to have stood trial beginning Monday in connection to his role as a trustee of a pro-democracy legal fund, which he and other trustees Read more

Family fear as Hong Kong protester jailed in China goes silent

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Family members of a Hong Kong protester jailed in mainland China after a failed attempt to flee to Taiwan have not heard from him in nearly half a year and are worried about his health, his brother told AFP. Tang Kai-yin, 31, was among a group of 12 Hong Kong activists caught by the Chinese Read more

Pope hopes China deal on bishops will be renewed soon

Thursday, July 14th, 2022
Pope China bishops deal

Pope Francis said he hopes the Vatican’s agreement with China on the appointment of Roman Catholic bishops would be renewed in October. In an interview with Reuters, Francis discussed the China deal first struck in 2018 and to be renewed every two years. The agreement was put in place to ease a longstanding divide across Read more

Religious repression in Hong Kong could soon worsen, Christian cleric warns

Monday, February 14th, 2022
Religious repression in Hong Kong

A Christian cleric in Hong Kong thinks that the Chinese government’s repression of religious freedom there is about to occur. At the same time, Hong Kong’s new bishop has underlined the importance of protecting human dignity. Speaking anonymously during an online discussion, the cleric said the freedom of religious schools is particularly under threat. The 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