- Apr 16, 2021
The Diocese of Hong Kong has made a rare foray into politics, issuing a statement urging the city’s government “not to rush to amend” the city’s controversial extradition treaty.
Tens of thousands of people commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre at a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong’s Victoria Park.
Hong Kong Catholics mourned the loss of their bishop with a Mass on Thursday night amid a low-key struggle among clergy over reconciliation between the Vatican and Beijing.
Although China and the Vatican signed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops in September, persecution of Chinese Catholics continues.
Four priests from the underground Catholic Church in China’s Hebei province have been taken into police custody for indoctrination.
As part of an ongoing crackdown on religious practice in the country, Chinese authorities demolished two Catholic Marian shrines this week.
The recent agreement between the Vatican and China is a step towards the “annihilation” of the Catholic Church in China, Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Kong, wrote in a New York Times op-ed published on Wednesday.
At a major Rome summit on Saturday, leaders of the opposition to Pope Francis’s document “Amoris Laetitia” insisted “we cannot be ignored,” but it’s not clear they jarred Pope Francis out of his “Just don’t look!” strategy.