Jonathan Wong performs in Matteo Ricci The Musical, on April 19. Photo: Matteo Ricci The Musical / Cheung Chi-wai

Matteo Ricci: 16th-century Italian priest who tried, and failed, to convert Chinese to Catholicism is resurrected on stage

  • Matteo Ricci The Musical might not be the show Hong Kong wanted, but, according to those who brought it to the stage, it’s the one we needed
  • The priest was the first European to enter the Forbidden Palace in Beijing and is buried in the Chinese capital
Topic |   Catholic Church

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Jonathan Wong performs in Matteo Ricci The Musical, on April 19. Photo: Matteo Ricci The Musical / Cheung Chi-wai
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St John’s Cathedral, in Central, in 1979. Photo: SCMP
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Rice Christians: converts who are devoted to material benefits rather than religious faith

Those who use the cloak of religion to gain personal advantage have long found friends among Hong Kong’s pious

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St John’s Cathedral, in Central, in 1979. Photo: SCMP
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