Local religious leaders have clashed over the Occupy Central movement in the battle for democracy, with one calling on Hongkongers to join in even as another argued against it.Saturday, 20 April, 2013, 5:18am 10 comments
A Hong Kong cardinal criticised former pope Benedict for compromising too much on Sino-Vatican relations, which he says have led to the weakening of mainland Catholic churches. Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, 81, speaking yesterday at a Baptist University forum, said he was full of hope about the new pope.20 Apr 2013 - 3:22am
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun gives his views on relations between China and the Vatican under Pope Francis at a forum at Baptist University.19 Apr 2013 - 2:48am
Beijing’s angry reaction to Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou’s attendance at the inauguration of Pope Francis on Tuesday is the first taste of a long-running dispute that the new Argentine pontiff may have unique qualities to grapple with.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Sometimes you can bend the rules
I refer to the letter by Tricia Cheong ('View that native English-speaking teachers are better is very misguided', July 31).
Granted, native English-speaking teachers are not necessarily better than their local counterparts, but there is a need for some local teachers to learn from their foreign colleagues.15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm
I don't know if it's really a good idea to add national education to our children's heavy workload. As a parent, I think it will be a waste of time. But calling it brainwashing seems like an exaggeration. Any material that publishers come up with will be accused of bias.28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
A top Catholic leader in Beijing hopes Hong Kong's Vatican-anointed cardinal, John Tong Hon, will improve the mainland's often fraught relationship with the Holy See.13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Cardinal John Tong Hon stood up for Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday, saying people should not overreact to the revelations about Tsang's relationship with tycoons.
'From my previous contacts with him I find Mr Donald Tsang a sincere person,' Cardinal Tong said yesterday in his first media briefing since being anointed a cardinal at the Vatican last month.3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
The role of a cardinal in the Catholic Church is to advise the pope and elect his successor. John Tong Hon, the head of the church in Hong Kong, would seem to have expanded the job definition, using his elevation to the position, to advise our government on where he thinks it is going wrong.21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
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