A Synod Recap Week 1: Pope Francis speaks on and off the cuff, more methodology gets defined, dubia responses raise expectations on synod outcome and Cardinal Zen dispatches lengthy letter of concern
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In an interview with an Italian newspaper, the Chinese cardinal criticized what he called ‘tendentious generalizations’ in Pope Francis’ 2021 decree restricting the traditional liturgy.
COMMENTARY: The Holy See must denounce the Chinese government’s ongoing human rights injustices with unequivocal language.
Leaders From China’s State-Run Catholic Church Brief Hong Kong Clergy on President Xi’s ‘Sinicization’ Plan
Critics see this conference, held in mid-November, as a precursor to a further crackdown on religious freedom.
The 90-year-old cardinal and former bishop of Hong Kong was fined about $500 (HK$4,000).
Pope Francis and his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, support the deal’s renewal despite the absence of tangible benefits for the local faithful.
When Cardinal Joseph Zen, the 90-year-old bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, was arrested and released on bail two weeks ago it sent a clear signal of just how far China will go in trespassing on religious freedom. What’s next for Cardinal Zen and for Catholic and other religious believers in Hong Kong? Register Rome correspondent Edward Pentin brings us that story and more, including how European pro-lifers are hailing the expected Dobbs decision.