Posts Tagged ‘Religious repression in Hong Kong’

Hong Kong refuses to release Jimmy Lai as fears of religious repression mount

Thursday, November 16th, 2023

The Hong Kong government has dismissed a petition from ten bishops to release the Catholic entrepreneur and democracy activist Jimmy Lai from prison. The government accused the bishops of using “distorted words” that verge on “contempt of court”. The Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, Archbishop John Wilson of Read more

Cardinal Zen appears in Hong Kong court after arrest by Chinese Communist Party

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Cardinal Joseph Zen, former archbishop of Hong Kong, appeared in court Tuesday after his unceremonious arrest by Chinese Communist Party officials. According to Catholic News Agency, the 90-year-old cardinal, who was arrested with four other pro-democracy advocates, was a trustee of a relief fund used to bail out protesters and pay legal fees. The five 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