Chinese officials have arrested a catholic cardinal for breaking the national security law. Cardinal Joseph Zen, a former Bishop of Hong Kong, is 90 years old. If found guilty, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
The Human Rights Watch described the arrest as a “shocking new low” for freedoms in Hong Kong. Cardinal Zen fled to Hong Kong from Shanghai when China first fell under communist rule 70 years ago.
China and the Vatican
Todd Nettleton with The Voice of the Martyrs USA says, “He has been an outspoken critic of the persecution of Catholics inside China, and of the Vatican for compromising and accepting that persecution, accepting communist party control over the Catholic Church in China. So he has been a longtime thorn in the side of the Chinese Communist Party.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
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