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.
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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.
COMMENTARY: Moral pressure is really the only ‘power’ that the Catholic Church can exert on communist China. Will it do so now?
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun is scheduled to appear in court May 24, according to a report by a British daily.
The U.S. bishops call the situation surrounding his arrest ‘alarming.’
Cardinal Zen’s Arrest: A Window Into Religious Persecution in China and Hong Kong (Season 4 — Ep. 2)
How has the Communist party “winnowed down” Christianity in China and Hong Kong and what does this mean for the future of the Catholic Church there? International Rights Lawyer Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute sheds light on the persecution of religious believers in China on Religious Freedom Matters.
The cardinal was released on bail on May 11, hours after the news broke that he had been arrested.
The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong was arrested with four others Wednesday for ‘collusion with foreign forces’ and has since been released on bail.