Catholicism in China

A worshiper waves the flag of China as Pope Francis leaves following the weekly general audience on June 12, 2019, at St. Peter's square in the Vatican. | Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images

Vatican Says China Violated Terms of Agreement with Bishop Installation

Nov 26, 2022

The Vatican said on Saturday that Chinese authorities had violated the terms stipulated in its provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops.

Cardinal Joseph Zen. | Bohumil Petrik

Hong Kong Court Convicts Cardinal Zen and Five Other Democracy Advocates

Nov 25, 2022

Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others were found guilty on Friday of failing to register a fund that helped pay for the legal fees and medical treatments of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters.

Cardinal Joseph Zen. | Yung Chi Wai Derek/Shutterstock.

Hong Kong Cardinal's Second Day in Court: Magistrate Rules There is Sufficient Evidence

Sep 28, 2022

On Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Zen’s second day in court in Hong Kong, five witnesses were cross-examined and the magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence to justify a trial.

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Catholic Leaders, Human Rights Activists Support Hong Kong Cardinal as His Trial Begins

Sep 26, 2022

As Cardinal Joseph Zen begins his trial in Hong Kong, a number of Catholic leaders and human rights activists have come out with statements of support for the 90-year-old bishop emeritus.