The Vatican said on Saturday that Chinese authorities had violated the terms stipulated in its provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops.
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.
The mines “are often no more than narrow shafts dug into the ground, which is why children are recruited — and in many cases forced — to descend into them," one witness said.
The Holy See said it was ‘following the development of the situation with extreme attention.’
The Vatican and China have renewed a provisional agreement on the appointment of bishops for two more years, the Holy See announced Thursday.
The Vatican-based Ghanaian Cardinal has said the COVID-19 pandemic that countries around the globe are struggling to contain is not any punishment from God.