Persecuted Catholics

Cardinal Joseph Zen (right) arrives at a court for his trial in Hong Kong on Sept. 26, 2022. | Photo by PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images

Cardinal Zen Trial Update: Defense Calls for Charges to be Dismissed

Oct 31, 2022

Lawyers defending Cardinal Joseph Zen and five other Hong Kong democracy activists took the floor Monday in the West Kowloon Magistrates’ Court, the same courthouse where a Protestant pastor was sentenced to one year in jail for sedition last week.

Cardinal Joseph Zen arrives at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Courts on 24 May 2022, in Hong Kong, China. | Photo by Louise Delmotte/Getty Images

Cardinal Zen’s Trial Reopens in Hong Kong Days after Vatican-China Deal Renewal

Oct 27, 2022

The trial of Cardinal Joseph Zen resumed in Hong Kong on Wednesday, days after the Vatican announced the renewal of its agreement with Beijing. 

Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia's highest-ranking Catholic clerics, arrives at a court for his trial in Hong Kong on Sept. 26, 2022. | Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images

Cardinal Zen Stands Trial in Hong Kong

Sep 26, 2022

Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others stood trial in Hong Kong on Monday for failing to properly register a fund to provide legal aid to pro-democracy protesters. 

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Nigeria Church Massacre: State Department Official Meets Local Bishop

Jun 17, 2022

The meeting took place following a request by Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey.

A crucifix which was destroyed during an attack on Saint Kisito minor seminary in Bougui, Burkina Faso, Feb. 10, 2022. Aid to the Church in Need

"A lot of material damage” Following Attack on Minor Seminary in Burkina Faso

Feb 12, 2022

Saint Kisito de Bougui, a minor seminary in Burkina Faso, was attacked the night of February 10-11, the pontifical charity Aid to the Church in Need, ACN, announced Friday, February 11.

Pope Francis meets with Patriarch of Eastern Catholic Churches based in the Middle East at the Vatican, Feb. 7, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Middle East Patriarchs Discuss Plight of Christian Minorities with Pope Francis

Feb 9, 2020

Six Catholic patriarchs from Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq met with Pope Francis at the Vatican Friday to discuss the difficulties faced by Christians in the region and their mass emigration.

Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Iraqi Cardinal Pleads for Help for Christians on Nineveh Plain

Dec 9, 2019

Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako has appealed for financial and spiritual aid for Christians in the Middle East, especially in Iraq.