Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong diocese’

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

Hong Kong Diocese split as Beijing passes security law

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

China’s rubber-stamp parliament’s inner sanctum today passed the sweeping Hong Kong security law that has split the city’s Catholic hierarchy. The new law will give Beijing the power over security matters in the city state, effectively breaking open the “one country, two systems” framework that was supposed to run until 2047, posing a threat to Read more

Diocese opposes Hong Kong security clampdown

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

The Diocese of Hong Kong has signed an open letter to the Chinese government demanding that controversial new security laws being imposed by the mainland be pulled back. The letter, which was signed by 86 human rights and social justice organizations including the diocese’s Justice and Peace Commission, was addressed to Li Zhanshu, chairman of Read more

Hong Kong diocese OKs civil disobedience

Friday, July 26th, 2013

The Catholic diocese of Hong Kong has given qualified approval to acts of civil disobedience in support of ensuring that citizens will be allowed to elect their own political representatives. In a public statement the diocese said that complicated voting rules, which limit the power of people in Hong Kong to choose their representatives, are Read more