Opinion: Cardinal Joseph Zen is a voice for China’s Catholics

Posted August 7, 2017 6:32 am by Editor

Opinion: Cardinal Joseph Zen is a voice for China’s Catholics

Recent developments regarding the Catholic Church in China brought to mind the Canadian visit of the Chinese Church’s most outspoken pastor in 2013.

Four years ago I had the honour of hosting Cardinal Joseph Zen, retired bishop of Hong Kong, in both Toronto and Kingston. I had invited him because of my admiration for his courage in defending the religious liberty of Chinese Catholics against the regime in Beijing, and because I thought it was good for Canadian Catholics to learn about the pressures facing the Church in China.
That he accepted my invitation was something of a surprise. We had only

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