More on Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong

Card. ZenIf anyone thought that newly nominated Card. Zen, Bishop of Hong Kong, was going to be less outspoken, here is his latest.

From an AP story:

"Hong Kong’s newly appointed cardinal said Tuesday that China’s communist government needs to overcome "old prejudices" toward the Roman Catholic Church for the
Vatican to make a breakthrough in forging relations with Beijing.

Bishop Joseph Zen said he was hopeful about the prospect, insisting that there was "no harsh reaction" from China to his appointment, even though the country warned in an official statement that he should avoid addressing politics. Zen, seen as an outspoken supporter of religious freedom, said he will continue speaking out on social issues.

"If the pope can do it for the whole world, I can do it for Hong Kong," he said in an interview with The Associated Press during a brief visit to Rome."

 

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One Response to More on Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong

  1. Az says:

    The Chinese government’s antipathy towards cardinal-designate Mgr Zen is perplexing, since Fu Tieshan, the patriotic association bishop of Beijing, is concurrently vice-chairman of the 10th National People’s Congress Standing Committee.