Keeping the Faith: Religion on front lines of Hong Kong’s anti-extradition protests

Held aloft above a sea of protesters marching through the heart of Hong Kong, the hand-written cardboard sign made an unusual demand: “Stop using baton or we sing Hallelujah to the Lord”. The humorous threat, which was aimed at police and quickly went viral, referenced a hymn and notorious earworm that has become the anthem ...

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For God’s Sake: Extradition bill ‘tearing community apart,’ Hong Kong’s Catholic diocese says

For God’s Sake: Extradition bill ‘tearing community apart,’ Hong Kong’s Catholic diocese says

If you were beginning to think that the divisions over Hong Kong’s controversial extradition bill had grown so deep as to require divine intervention to sort out, you’re not...

Buns of Steel: ‘King of Kings’ crowned at annual Cheung Chau bun scramble (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Buns of Steel: ‘King of Kings’ crowned at annual Cheung Chau bun scramble (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

Just before midnight on Sunday, the man who would be king found himself standing at the base of a 14-meter tower, surveying his ascent with laser-like focus. A few seconds later,...

Filipino pastor seeks High Court protections for same-sex union ceremonies

Filipino pastor seeks High Court protections for same-sex union ceremonies

The pastor of a local LGBT-inclusive congregation has filed an application seeking assurances from Hong Kong’s High Court that he is not at risk of arrest for performing...

#HKSaudiSisters not deported but still in limbo as deadline to leave Hong Kong passes

#HKSaudiSisters not deported but still in limbo as deadline to leave Hong Kong passes

The fate of two Saudi sisters who found themselves stuck in Hong Kong after a thwarted bid to flee abuse at the hands of their family still hangs in the balance, as a deadline for...

Social media rallies around #SaudiSisters stranded in Hong Kong after escape attempt

Social media rallies around #SaudiSisters stranded in Hong Kong after escape attempt

Social media users today rallied around the cause of two Saudi sisters stranded in Hong Kong following a gripping CNN exclusive that revealed how Saudi officials had moved to...

Hong Kong, Taiwan Catholics upbeat over Vatican deal

Hong Kong, Taiwan Catholics upbeat over Vatican deal

Worshippers at masses in Hong Kong and Taiwan were largely upbeat Sunday about a new deal between China and the Vatican, despite fears Beijing is trying to increase control...

Chinese Catholics ‘pray for the best’ but wary after Vatican deal

Chinese Catholics ‘pray for the best’ but wary after Vatican deal

Chinese Catholics have mixed feelings about the Vatican’s landmark deal with Beijing: Some in the unofficial “underground” church remain suspicious of the...

Vatican-China deal would create a ‘fake’ church, says Hong Kong cardinal, escalating war of words

Vatican-China deal would create a ‘fake’ church, says Hong Kong cardinal, escalating war of words

A retired Hong Kong cardinal today persisted in his attacks of the Vatican’s efforts to strike a deal to normalize relations with China, saying that the agreement would...

Misbehaving monk: Report alleges chief elder lives and holidays with nun

Misbehaving monk: Report alleges chief elder lives and holidays with nun

The chief monk of a famous monastery on Lantau island is leading a less than modest lifestyle, according to a report, which accuses the senior clergyman of co-inhabiting with a...


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