Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’

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

Hong Kong Catholic Church recruits married men Comments 0

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The Hong Kong Catholic Church will recruit more married men to reach out to the needy. The church is also encouraging more young people to join the priesthood. Read more Related Posts:Holy See – too much diplomacy, too little faithChurch asked to end meals for the homeless’…Married gay priest says he’s still ordained…Would married priests Read more

Hong Kong cardinal deemed too old to go to family synod Comments 0

Friday, September 4th, 2015

The head of the largest Chinese Catholic diocese in the world will be absent from the synod on the family because he has been deemed to be too old. Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong was not invited to participate in October’s synod because he is older than 75, UCA News reported. “Now I Read more

First English Anglican woman priest dies Comments 0

Friday, July 17th, 2015

The first English woman to be made a priest in the Anglican communion has died, aged 92. Rev. Joyce Bennett was ordained in the Chinese branch of the Anglican Church in 1971, 23 years before the Church of England ordained its first female clergy. Before this, the only woman to be ordained in an Anglican Read more

Cardinal Zen detained Comments 0

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Retired Hong Kong Cardinal, Joseph Zen, Wednesday, was released from custody by Hong Kong Police after joining the protest demanding for universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Zen, along with Occupy Movement organisers, earlier, surrendered to police after signing a document defending freedom in Hong Kong. The form stated they took part in a rally from September 28th, admitted the rally was Read more

Christian fears help fuel Hong Kong pro-democracy protests Comments 0

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The massive pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are partly motivated by a desire to stop China’s communist government from clamping down on Christianity. The protesters are calling for democratic elections in Hong Kong, demanding the right to vote for a leader of their choice in 2017, without restrictions from Beijing. But some commentators see a Read more

Hong Kong cardinal defends autonomy against Beijing control Comments 0

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong has sharply criticised a Chinese white paper that emphasises Beijing’s total control of the special administrative region. “You (the Chinese communists) can tie me up, can take me away, chop my head off, but not as a slave,” said the cardinal in an online radio programme on Read more

3,500 new Catholics enter Church in Hong Kong Comments 0

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Evangelisation is one of Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong’s key pastoral concerns, and fruit of his initiative saw 3,500 adult catechumens baptised as Catholics the Hong Kong diocese on Easter Saturday night. In his Easter letter, Tong thanked all those involved in bringing these people to baptism. In particular, he highlighted the important role catechists. 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