Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’

Singapore, Hong Kong Catholic dioceses cancel Mass Comments 0

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Coronavirus and the threat of its spreading through populations is resulting in many religious leaders cancelling services and suggesting the faithful follow services online. There will be no masses in Hong Kong before the end of this month, while in Singapore masses have been suspended until further notice. Similarly, the Churches are suspending large public Read more

Cardinal Zen targets Vatican silence on China, Hong Kong Comments 0

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Cardinal Joseph Zen has taken aim at the Vatican for its silence on Hong Kong, the Uyghur concentration camps in Xinjiang and growing religious repression in mainland China. The city’s cardinal emeritus, who has been politically active in protests against any encroaching power by Beijing, used international media to take aim at the Holy See Read more

Police use excessive force at Church arrest Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019
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Police are being accused of using excessive force in arresting protesters at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hong Kong. CNA reports the excessive force was deployed as peaceful pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong escalated into violence. Video on social media shows at least four riot police officers entering offices at the Church and violently subduing a Read more

Hong Kong crisis pits Catholic students against Catholic leader Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Edwin Chow, 20, a native of Hong Kong, is in his third year of university, where he’s studying government and international studies. But over the past year, has likely learned as much about both subjects in the streets of his home city as he has in the classroom. Since June, Catholics like Chow, along with Read more

Hong Kong Christians fear religious freedom could be ‘gone forever’ Comments 0

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Hong Kong Christians fear freedom of religion could be “gone forever” despite the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill and leader Carrie Lam’s efforts to ease tensions in the administrative region. Christians and pro-democracy supporters are worried the Chinese government could make another attempt to ramrod legislation in Hong Kong that would specifically target the Read more

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