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by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, May 11, 2022 / 11:05 am Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former leader of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong, was reportedly released on bail late on Wednesday night. The news came hours after he was detained by the authorities on May 11 over his connection to a fund which …

by Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, May 12, 2022 / 04:59 am The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong said in a statement on Thursday that it was “extremely concerned” about “Cardinal Joseph Zen’s incident.” “We have always upheld the rule of law. We trust that in the future we will continue …

By CNA Staff Hong Kong, China, May 11, 2022 / 10:08 am Cardinal Joseph Zen has been released on bail hours after he was arrested by the authorities in Hong Kong, according to media reports. The reports emerged shortly after the Vatican said that it was concerned to hear of the 90-year-old cardinal’s …

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jun 25, 2021 / 05:45 am A senior Vatican official said Friday that he and many of his colleagues at the Secretariat of State have yet to be convinced that speaking out on the situation in Hong Kong “would make any difference whatever.” When Archbishop …

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, May 17, 2021 / 06:00 am America/Denver (CNA). Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Stephen Chow, S.J. as the next bishop of Hong Kong. Chow, 61, has served as the provincial of the Jesuits’ Chinese Province since 2018. In that role, he led the Jesuit order …

CNA Staff, Jan 6, 2021 / 03:52 pm MT (CNA).- Police in Hong Kong arrested more than 50 people Wednesday for apparent violations of a China-imposed “national security law”— the latest in a series of crackdowns that have seen several prominent pro-democracy Catholics arrested and charged on the island. Among …

CNA Staff, Dec 2, 2020 / 01:05 pm MT (CNA).- Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists, including a Catholic university student, were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for participating in illegal protests. Democracy activists Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam were sentenced to 13.5 months, 10 months, and 7 months, …

by Ed Condon Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 1, 2020 / 02:10 pm MT (CNA).- The leader of the Diocese of Hong Kong has instructed priests to avoid politics in homilies and admonishing them for “offensive” and “provocative” preaching. The warning comes amid a crackdown on free expression in Hong Kong, …

CNA Staff, Aug 10, 2020 / 11:30 am MT (CNA).- Chinese authorities arrested pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and imposed new sanctions on American lawmakers August 10, as part of an apparent crackdown on civil liberties in Hong Kong. Prominent democracy activists were arrested and charged for violating Hong Kong’s …