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Tong wastes no time as new cardinal

Bishop John Tong Hon was anointed a cardinal by Pope Benedict in the Vatican yesterday. He became the church's seventh Chinese cardinal and Hong Kong's third after the late John Baptist Wu Cheng-chung and Joseph Zen Ze-kiun.

Sunday, 19 February, 2012, 12:00am

Tong wastes no time as new cardinal

Bishop John Tong Hon was anointed a cardinal by Pope Benedict in the Vatican yesterday. He became the church's seventh Chinese cardinal and Hong Kong's third after the late John Baptist Wu Cheng-chung and Joseph Zen Ze-kiun.

The 72-year-old wasted no time in expressing some of the Catholic Church's views on what should be happening in Hong Kong.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The report 'Shaanxi bishop on 'study retreat'' on page A6 yesterday, about Bishop Wu Qinjing's house arrest, wrongly stated that he was able to administer church affairs in detention.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Shaanxi bishop on 'study retreat'

A Shaanxi bishop, who has been described by the mainland government as illegal, has been put under house arrest for more than a month, colleagues said yesterday.

Wu Qinjing, 38, was taken from his church by Zhouzhi county authorities on March 17, according to a priest from Zhouzhi diocese who spoke on condition of anonymity.

25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Rome-approved bishop defies ban

Wu Qinjing holds Catholic ceremony at Zhouzhi Cathedral

The Rome-approved bishop of Zhouzhi, Wu Qinjing, in Shaanxi defied authorities and held a Catholic ceremony in his first appearance after his elevation was announced.

29 May 2006 - 12:00am

Bishop Zen: I'm no political player

Speaking out on social justice issues is not the equivalent of playing politics, says the new head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong.

Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun also said the Hong Kong Diocese Synod had taken two years to map out an important direction for him and the Church for the next decade.

Bishop Zen succeeded Cardinal John Baptist Wu Cheng-chung.

29 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Tung and Zen unite in tribute for Cardinal Wu

Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa had a solemn encounter with outspoken critic Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun yesterday when he joined thousands of mourners to pay his last respects to Cardinal John Baptist Wu Cheng-chung.

Mr Tung arrived at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Caine Road, at around 3.15pm and received a warm welcome from Bishop Zen.

28 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Humble shepherd with steely reserve

Cardinal Wu was regarded as a 'humble shepherd' by his flock - but one who was prepared to speak out on important social issues that marked his 27 years as head of Hong Kong's Catholic Church.

24 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Ailing cardinal back in hospital

Cardinal John Baptist Wu Cheng-chung, Hong Kong's leading Catholic cleric, is back in hospital but conscious, his designated successor said yesterday.

Coadjutor Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun was responding to suggestions that Cardinal Wu, 77, who was admitted to hospital last month and later discharged, was critically ill and would soon retire.

28 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

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