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 over the Church. Cardinal Joseph Zen, the outspoken former Bishop of Hong Kong, accused Vatican officials of “selling out” ahead of Saturday’s agreement and in a blog post shortly after the ...

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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...

Hong Kong bishop offers to build ‘bridge’ between China, Vatican

Hong Kong bishop offers to build ‘bridge’ between China, Vatican

The new head of the Hong Kong Catholic Church on Wednesday said it was willing to act as a “bridge” between Chinese authorities and the Vatican. There are an estimated...


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