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  1. Zen says he has been approached by Beijing

    Posted Apr 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun yesterday reiterated his belief that diplomatic ties between the mainland and the Vatican could be restored in two years. The cardinal said he had been contacted by mainland officials to discuss how best to re-establish Sino-Vatican ties. He said he was first approached about a month ago, adding he believed formal diplomatic ties ...

  2. Sino-Vatican ties have calmed down, says Cardinal Zen

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Diplomatic negotiations between the Vatican and Beijing will continue despite the row over the ordination of two mainland bishops by the state-controlled church in China, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun said yesterday. Speaking after a week-long visit to Italy where he discussed Sino-Vatican affairs with top Vatican officials, the leader of the Catholic Church in Hong ...

  3. New Beijing bishop is 'very good' candidate, says Vatican official

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City The new Catholic bishop of Beijing was a 'very good' candidate, a senior Vatican official said, even though he had not been selected by the Pope, in what is seen as further evidence of Rome's efforts to reach a compromise with mainland authorities over the nomination of bishops. Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary ...

  4. Don't lose hope, former Vatican envoy urges

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Vatican official has said. Speaking to Catholics during a visit to Hong Kong at the weekend, Cardinal Jozef Tomko, a retired prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, also ... and 2001, follows a visit by Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien earlier this month. In recent months, Sino-Vatican relations have remained volatile despite mutual agreement over the appointment ...

  5. Vatican plan to spell out meaning of Pope's letter

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung in Rome The Vatican was planning to issue a clarification of directives contained in Pope Benedict's letter to mainland Catholics, in light of the response ... sometimes heated, one participant said. The meeting was the first opportunity for the members of the Vatican commission on China affairs, set up in January last year, to meet and review the latest ...

  6. Cardinal Zen aims to boost Sino-Vatican ties

    Posted Feb 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Religious and political figures from Beijing, Hong Kong and the Vatican yesterday welcomed Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun's elevation to cardinal, saying it is an honour ... rebuilding Sino-Vatican relations, despite possibly stirring pro-Beijing critics in Hong Kong. 'The Holy Father really cares about China. The number of cardinals he appointed this time ...

  7. A bridge to the mainland

    Posted Mar 28th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... governments- was a poke in the Communist Party's eye. However, given that the Vatican wanted to appoint a Chinese cardinal, the bishop of Hong Kong was the obvious choice. Taiwan already has ... for the Vatican to openly appoint a cardinal there. The late Pope John Paul II nominated one cardinal in secret in 2003. Such in pectore- 'close to the heart'- choices remain undisclosed ...

  8. Religious freedom is Zen's birthday wish

    Posted Jan 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... don't have much of a birthday wish. My only hope is that a silver lining will finally emerge after the Vatican meeting on China,' he said. For Catholics on the mainland, this long overdue key meeting, to be chaired by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone this week, could bring big changes if Pope Benedict can be convinced to introduce new policies towards ...

  9. Late pope's relic finds home in HK

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Olga Wong A lock of hair from the late Pope John Paul II will be kept permanently at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Caine Road, after the Vatican approved ... bishops. The relic came months after Sino-Vatican ties soured, with the Vatican excommunicating mainland bishops ordained by the Chinese state-run church without papal approval. It took just one ...

  10. Church and state divide

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for 'proven and very grave reasons'. While the Vatican has never announced the reason for Lei's unacceptability, Catholic media have reported that he fathered a child with a woman with whom ... in the Catholic world would he have become a bishop,' said Gerard O'Connell, who writes for the Vatican Insider, a website run by La Stampa, a daily Italian newspaper, but Beijing officials ...




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