Elderly Hong Kong cardinal holds mass after court appearance

By Xinqi Su and Holmes Chan Ninety-year-old retired Catholic cardinal Joseph Zen hosted a packed mass dedicated to Chinese churches on Tuesday, hours after appearing in a Hong Kong court over charges linked to the city’s pro-democracy protests. Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s highest ranking Catholic clerics, attends mass at the Holy Cross … Read more

Cardinal Zen, barrister Margaret Ng and 4 others deny charges over failure to register protester relief fund as society

Cardinal Joseph Zen, barrister Margaret Ng, singer-activist Denise Ho and three others have pleaded not guilty to charges over an alleged failure to register a defunct protester relief fund as a society in Hong Kong between 2019 and 2021. (From left) Scholar Hui Po Keung, Cardinal Joseph Zen, barrister Margaret Ng, singer-activist Denise Ho at … Read more

Arrest of Hong Kong’s Cardinal Zen spotlights secretive Vatican-China deal

By Su Xinqi and Jerome Taylor, with Ella Ide in Rome The arrest of a 90-year-old cardinal under Hong Kong’s national security law has shocked the country’s Catholic community as the Vatican seeks to renew a secretive deal with Beijing. Joseph Zen’s arrest comes during a crackdown by Beijing on dissent in Hong Kong, deepening … Read more

Next Hong Kong leader John Lee rebuffs int’l criticism following arrest of 90-year-old cardinal

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive-elect has said that threats to national security must be handled “in accordance with the law,” when asked about the recent arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen. Chief Executive-elect John Lee. Photo: Almond Li / HKFP. During an appearance on a Commercial Radio show on Sunday, the host recounted the recent arrest of … Read more

Cardinal Zen, barrister Margaret Ng and others released following four Hong Kong national security arrests

Cardinal Joseph Zen, barrister Margaret Ng, singer-activist Denise Ho, and scholar Hui Po-keung have been released on bail following their arrests by national security police. They stood accused of conspiring to collude with foreign powers in relation to 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which aided protesters during the 2019 anti-extradition unrest, local media reported. Cardinal Joseph … Read more