A prayer for ‘deliverance from oppression’ that the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese intended to run in a local newspaper after the national security law’s adoption has been scrapped. Photo: AFPA prayer for ‘deliverance from oppression’ that the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese intended to run in a local newspaper after the national security law’s adoption has been scrapped. Photo: AFP
A prayer for ‘deliverance from oppression’ that the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese intended to run in a local newspaper after the national security law’s adoption has been scrapped. Photo: AFP

After pushback from diocese, Catholic group drops plan to run post-national security law prayer for Hong Kong in local newspaper

  • Church officials said they took issue both with the crowdfunding campaign that would have paid for the ad as well as the content of the prayer
  • Praying for deliverance from ‘oppression and slavery’ could be interpreted as ‘targeting the Hong Kong government’, local divinity professor suggests

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
A prayer for ‘deliverance from oppression’ that the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese intended to run in a local newspaper after the national security law’s adoption has been scrapped. Photo: AFPA prayer for ‘deliverance from oppression’ that the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese intended to run in a local newspaper after the national security law’s adoption has been scrapped. Photo: AFP
A prayer for ‘deliverance from oppression’ that the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese intended to run in a local newspaper after the national security law’s adoption has been scrapped. Photo: AFP
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