Posts Tagged ‘patriotic association’

HK cardinal says Pope would be manipulated if he visits China

Friday, July 11th, 2014
Cardinal Zen

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun of Hong Kong has asked Pope Francis not to visit China, saying the Pontiff would be “manipulated”. Cardinal Zen told an Italian newspaper that this is the message he would give the Pope. Improving relations between Beijing and the Vatican has resulted in speculation that the Pope could reach out to Read more

Chinese authorities act against Bishop Ma

Friday, December 14th, 2012

In a move described by a Vatican representative as “an abuse of authority”, government authorities backed by the new Chinese leadership have withdrawn their recognition of Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin, the auxiliary bishop of Shanghai. Bishop Ma has been under house arrest since he publicly resigned from the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association at his ordination Read more