At Mass in Mongolia, Pope Sends ‘Warm Greetings’ to Neighboring China

By Cindy Wooden ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (CNS) — While China allowed Pope Francis’ plane to cross its airspace on the way to Mongolia, an office of the Chinese Communist Party prevented any Catholic bishops or priests in the mainland from traveling there to see the pope. But a retired cardinal and the future cardinal of Hong […]

Religious Persecution Continues To Rise Worldwide

When asked to assess religious freedom worldwide compared to a decade ago, Edward Clancy, the director of outreach for Aid to the Church in Need, doesn’t hesitate with his answer. 

Five-Day Trial Set for Cardinal Zen, Four Defendants

At a pre-trial hearing in Hong Kong, a judge set a five-day trial for Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun and four other defendants who face charges of failing to properly register a now-defunct fund to help anti-government protesters.

U.S. Condemns Arrest of Cardinal Zen

The U.S. State Department has condemned the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen and others by Hong Kong police on May 11 as the latest example that the city’s authorities “will pursue all means necessary to stifle dissent and undercut protected rights and freedoms.”