Hong Kong’s national security police have detained Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired archbishop of Hong Kong, along with former opposition lawmaker Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee and singer Denise Ho Wan-sze, for allegedly colluding with foreign forces.
Vatican Extends Provisional Agreement With China on Naming Bishops
The Vatican and the Chinese government will extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops. As the initial agreement expired Oct. 22, the two sides “have agreed to extend the experimental implementation phase of the provisional agreement for another two years,” the Vatican said in a communique the same day.
Top Officials Optimistic About Renewal of Vatican-China Deal
Top officials from both China and the Vatican have given indications that the controversial agreement between the two on the appointment of bishops, which expires at the end of September, will be renewed.
Coronavirus Backlash Felt in Local Chinatowns
Emptied restaurants and storefronts. People wearing N-95 protective masks, covering their faces, hurriedly walking through the barren streets. These are common sights nowadays in New York’s multiple Chinatowns throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.