Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, S.D.B. Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, S.D.B.
Function:
Bishop of Hong Kong [Xianggang]
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Birthdate:
Jan 13, 1932
Country:
Hong Kong
Elevated:
Mar 24, 2006
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Italian Dec 01, 2016
Il cardinale Zen critica il Papa: “Forse non conosce i comunisti cinesi”
"Forse il Papa è un po' ingenuo, non ha il background per conoscere i comunisti in Cina. Il Papa conosce i comunisti perseguitati in America latina, ma potrebbe non conoscere i persecutori comunisti che hanno ucciso centinaia di migliaia di persone".
English Aug 11, 2016
Don't surrender to China, Cardinal Zen tells Vatican
A retired bishop in Hong Kong has said allowing the Chinese government to appoint Catholic bishops would mean "surrender".
English Aug 11, 2016
Allowing Chinese gov't to appoint bishops would mean 'surrender,' says retired cardinal
Hong Kong’s retired bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun said on Monday that allowing the Chinese government to appoint Catholic bishops in the pope’s stead would mean “surrender.”
Italian Jul 06, 2016
Cina-Vaticano, cosa succede tra il cardinale Zen, Parolin e Papa Francesco
La sua epoca d’oro è stata il pontificato di Benedetto XVI, nel corso del quale si è messo in luce come uno dei falchi vaticani convinti del fatto che col governo di Pechino si dovesse giocare in modo duro e pesante.
Italian Jul 01, 2016
Zen ai cattolici cinesi: se si fa l’accordo con la Cina, non dovete seguire il Papa
Il vescovo emerito di Hong Kong fa appello alla «coscienza» e richiama i «fratelli e le sorelle» della Repubblica Popolare a ignorare una possibile intesa tra Cina e Santa Sede approvata da Bergoglio.
English Jun 24, 2016
Retired cardinal slams Vatican silence on Chinese cardinal’s new support for state-backed association
Hong Kong’s retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has slammed the Vatican for remaining silent over the Chinese cardinal Thaddeus Ma Daqin’s sudden change of opinion towards the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.
English Jun 24, 2016
Victory for Spanish Cardinal in ‘Hate Speech’ Case
Judge rules Cdl. Antonio Cañizares was simply exercising freedom of expression.
English Apr 26, 2016
Cardinal Zen calls on Beijing to end religious persecution
Hong Kong Diocese petition calls on pope intercession on freedom of religion.
Italian May 17, 2015
Cina: Zen attacca Roma
Il cardinale cinese Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun ha rilasciato un’interessante e polemica intervista all’organo di informazione francese “L’Homme Nouveau” in cui fa il punto in maniera critica sui rapporti fra Pechino e la Santa Sede. In Vaticano "Non ci capiscono e non vogliono ascoltarci. Forse sono la voce che grida nel deserto, ma devo dire quello che ho da dire”.
French May 16, 2015
Entretien exclusif avec le cardinal Zen
Rédigé par Propos recueillis par Stephen de Petiville le 11 mai 2015.
English Mar 15, 2015
Cardinal Zen Warns Vatican: ‘China Wants Unconditional Surrender’
In an interview Wednesday with the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, Emeritus Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun accused the Vatican of being naïve in its dialogue with Beijing, saying that the Church is preparing to give away too much. “Italians in the Roman Curia don’t know the Chinese dictatorship,” he said, “because they have never experienced a Communist regime.”
Italian Dec 14, 2014
L'82enne arcivescovo emerito di Hong Kong, sfuggito di mano al Vaticano, ora fa il falco
Realpolitik o schizofrenia diplomatica? Il Papa avrebbe deciso di non ricevere il Dalai Lama a margine dell'incontro tenutosi ieri a Roma tra i Premi Nobel per la Pace per non scontentare i cinesi, con cui la Santa Sede sta tentando un dialogo per aiutare la Chiesa cattolica clandestina (8 milioni di fedeli perseguitati come i primi cristiani) ad uscire dall'angolo e da una persecuzione fatta di soprusi, arresti fuori da ogni regola giuridica, mancanza di rispetto dei diritti umani.
English Dec 04, 2014
Hong Kong cardinal surrenders to police to help end street protests
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, joined the civil disobedience movement organizers who surrendered to police Dec. 3, with a hope to end the present occupation campaign that has lasted more than two months.
English Dec 03, 2014
Hong Kong Cardinal to risk arrest in protest
Retired Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen says he will be risking arrest by Chinese authorities Wednesday, joining leaders in the months-long Occupy protests there who are handing themselves over in a bid to stop violence against the protesters.
Spanish Nov 27, 2014
“El comunismo ha destruido los valores humanos”, dice Cardenal chino
El Cardenal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Obispo Emérito de Hong Kong (China), explicó algunas de las amenazas actuales del continente asiático y resaltó que “el comunismo ha destruido los valores humanos”.
Italian Sept 30, 2014
Hong Kong, il cardinale Zen in piazza
Il vescovo emerito si è unito alle proteste di Occupy Central. E il successore John Tong ha lanciato un appello in cui invita entrambe le parti al dialogo.
French Sept 12, 2014
Hongkong : le cardinal Zen : « Avec Occupy Central, nous avons provoqué la colère de l'empereur »
L’évêque émérite de Hongkong lance ici un appel à poursuivre « avec courage » les actes de désobéissance civile initiés par Occupy Central, groupe pro-démocratique qu’il soutient ouvertement depuis ses débuts.
Spanish Jan 29, 2014
Cardenal Zen, sobre China y Roma: «Comparan a Francisco con el tango, pero bailar requiere de dos»
En el Ángelus del domingo, el Papa Francisco expresó sus mejores deseos para el Año Nuevo Lunar chino, vietnamita y coreano. (El Año Nuevo - el Año del Caballo- comienza el 31 de enero).
Italian Nov 19, 2013
«Una formazione integrale che mette al centro l’uomo»
Inaugurato l’anno accademico della Pontificia Università Lateranense di Roma con la lectio magistralis del vescovo emerito di Hong Kong. Presenti il cardinale vicario Vallini e il Rettore dell’Ateneo, il vescovo dal Covolo.
English Nov 19, 2013
Hong Kong cardinal denounces Chinese government’s oppression of the Church
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, who served as bishop of Hong Kong from 2002 to 2009, has again deplored the Chinese government’s persecution of the Church.
English Nov 19, 2013
Vatican must be clearer on religious freedom in China
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, the retired bishop of Hong Kong and an outspoken advocate of religious freedom in China, called on the Vatican to speak more clearly in defense of Catholics there, especially the so-called "underground" or clandestine communities who refuse to register with the government-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association.
English Nov 19, 2013
Holy See should be more supportive of underground Church in China
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, who served as bishop of Hong Kong from 2002 to 2009, called upon the Holy See to take a clearer stance in favor of faithful Catholic communities in China that are not affiliated with the government-controlled Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.
English Sept 29, 2013
Cardinal Zen questions Donald Tsang's alleged request to meet pope
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has questioned the way in which former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen allegedly tried to secure a meeting with the pope in 2008, more than a week after the allegations emerged.
Spanish Sept 01, 2013
«Si no hay elecciones libres, iré a la cárcel»
El cardenal Joseph Zen es un anciano cardenal de 81 años, actualmente es arzobispo emérito de Hong Kong. Sin embargo, este frágil pero a la vez firme obispo ha sido durante años uno de los elementos más incómodos para el régimen comunista de China. Incansable defensor de los derechos humanos y de la libertad religiosa se ha enfrentado cara a cara con el poder aprovechando la libertad que disfruta desde la isla siendo así la mejor y más acreditada voz en Occidente de los cristianos perseguidos.
English Jun 01, 2012
Cardinal Zen: persecution of Church in China worsening, becoming more subtle
Spanish Feb 29, 2012
Cardenal Zen: Vaticano debe ser más estricto con China
Italian Oct 15, 2011
Card. Zen: L’educazione nazionale di Pechino “è un lavaggio del cervello”
Il vescovo emerito di Hong Kong attacca la proposta del governo cinese, che vuole classi separate in cui insegnare “educazione nazionale”. Secondo il presule “si vuole fomentare il nazionalismo, la Chiesa non accetterà questa situazione”. Anche i deputati di Hong Kong esprimono dubbi.
English Aug 07, 2011
China's Religious War: Cardinal Zen Talks Beijing and the Vatican
English Jul 10, 2011
Hong Kong cardinal joins protest for religious freedom in China
English Apr 17, 2011
Vatican officials have blocked Pope's plan for Chinese Church
English Jan 10, 2011
Cardinal Zen: "Saddened by death of Szeto Wah, a champion of democracy"
The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong knew the leader of the Democratic Party since the early seventies, and remembers his civil commitment and great humanity. Meanwhile, the survivors of Tiananmen Square ask China to be able to enter the Territory to pay homage to the deceased.
Spanish Dec 06, 2010
Cardenal Zen: “En China no hay libertad religiosa”
Intervención ante la reunión de cardenales presidida por el Papa
German Nov 25, 2010
Hongkongs Kardinal Zen: „Das, was nie geschehen sollte, ist wieder passiert"
English Nov 03, 2010
Hong Kong Catholic cardinal meets church officials in China, decries lack of religious freedom
English Nov 03, 2010
Cardinal Zen charges distortion of his position on China
German Oct 09, 2010
Kardinal Zen: China hält Bischöfe weiterhin "wie Sklaven"
Handlungsspielraum der Kirche hat sich laut dem Altbischof von Hongkong in vergangenen Jahren nicht spürbar verbessert
Italian Sept 14, 2010
Vaticano e Cina. La picconata del cardinale Zen
French Jun 20, 2010
Hongkong : Le cardinal Zen demande de prier pour les évêques de Chine
La communion avec le Successeur de Pierre
German May 30, 2010
Kardinal Zen von Hongkong ruft zu Gebet für Bischöfe Chinas auf
Bevormundung durch staatliche Stellen Hauptproblem
German Sept 29, 2009
Kardinal Zen: Alle katholischen Bischöfe in China befreien
Appell des Altbischofs von Hongkong aus Anlass des 60. Jahrestages der Proklamation der Volksrepublik China
Spanish Sept 28, 2009
El cardenal Joseph Zen pide al presidente de China que libere a todos los obispos católicos en prisión
Con ocasión de los 60 años de la fundación de la República Popular China, el cardenal Joseph Zen, obispo emérito de Hong Kong, sugirió al presidente Hu Jintao liberar a todos los obispos católicos que están en prisión. En un mensaje, firmado por él y publicado ayer en la web de la diócesis de Hong Kong, el cardenal afirma que «a sesenta años de la fundación de la República Popular, es el momento de que los dirigentes tengan el coraje de corregir los errores del pasado, liberando a los líderes religiosos que han sido privados de la libertad, es el momento de que los dirigentes desciendan de sus posiciones para dialogar directamente con nuestros obispos, porque son ellos los jefes de la Iglesia».
English Jun 19, 2009
Card. Zen: It is time to put into effect the Popes Letter to China’s Catholics, whatever the cost
The archbishop emeritus of Hong Kong says the Pope’s Letter has marked a new chapter in the life of the Church in China. But the criteria established by the pontiff regarding religious freedom are being watered down and rendered ambiguous.
French Jun 09, 2009
CHINE: A Hongkong, le cardinal Zen dénonce le contrôle exercé par les autorités chinoises sur les évêques « officiels »
VietCatholic News (02 Jun 2009 17:26)
French May 24, 2009
La famille salésienne autour du card. Zen à Bangkok
Envoyé spécial du pape en Thaïlande du 10 au 15 mai
French Apr 29, 2009
Le cardinal Zen démissionne mais ne renonce pas à ses batailles
English Jan 07, 2009
Cardinal Zen asks Chinese bishops for more courage
The bishop of Hong Kong condemns as "outdated" the celebrations of 50 years of "self-election" and "self-ordination" of Chinese bishops as promoted by the United Front, the Patriotic Association, and the Office of Religious Affairs. He is asking the bishops to follow the example of Saint Stephen, and not to offend the pope by participating in meetings sponsored by the regime to appoint the new presidents of the PA and the council of Chinese bishops, two bodies not recognized by the Holy See.
German Dec 28, 2008
China/Vatikan: Zen Ze-kiun darf zurücktreten
Italian Dec 26, 2008
Vaticano-Cina/ Card. Zen annuncia sue dimissioni, Papa le accetta
Arcivescovo 'ribelle', spina nel fianco per governo cinese
German Nov 17, 2008
China: Mehr Offenheit für Bewegungen
French Oct 20, 2008
Conserver « le précieux héritage de la sagesse chinoise », par le card. Zen
La Parole de Dieu, Créatrice de beauté.
French May 26, 2008
Le cardinal de Hong Kong s'inquiète du "danger" du nationalisme en Chine
Le cardinal de Hong Kong Joseph Zen s'inquiète du "danger" du nationalisme en Chine, dans un entretien à La Stampa où il réaffirme la revendication essentielle pour l'Eglise catholique que le pape puisse nommer lui-même les évêques.
Spanish May 13, 2008
Cardenal de Hong Kong denuncia la falta de "libertad" en China
El cardenal de Hong Kong, Joseph Zen, la mayor autoridad religiosa católica en China, denunció este lunes en Turín (norte de Italia) la "falta de libertad religiosa y de prensa" en China.
Italian May 13, 2008
In questa fase un viaggio del papa non servirebbe a niente
L'arcivescovo di Hong Kong ospite ieri sera alla Fiera del Libro di Torino, ha parlato della situazione della Chiesa in Cina. Un viaggio di Benedetto XVI a Pechino? "Adesso sarebbe solo strumentalizzato". Oggi, la tappa a Milano.
English Apr 13, 2008
Cardinal Zen: from the 150 years of the PIME, an impulse to evangelise the world
Also present at the Mass in the cathedral, the bishop of Macao and of Teramo, in addition to more than 1,200 faithful. Reviewing the stages of the Church's growth in Hong Kong, Cardinal Zen emphasises the urgency of raising up evangelisers in the territory for China and for the world.
French Apr 09, 2008
Hongkong : Annulation du pèlerinage du 24 mai à Sheshan
Journée de prière pour l’Eglise en Chine.
English Apr 02, 2008
Cardinal Zen Cites Reason to Retire
Cardinal Joseph Zen had an artificial heart pacemaker implanted this month, citing this as one more reason to step down as the bishop of Hong Kong.
English Feb 12, 2008
Heir of Hong Kong: "I'll Hold My Tong"
It was a celebration in Hong Kong yesterday as Bishop John Tong Hon took up his mandate as coadjutor to the city's shepherd, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun.
German Jan 25, 2008
Vatikan: Ist Kardinal Zen der Autor?
Zum ersten Mal schreibt ein chinesischer Christ die Meditationen zum Papst-Kreuzweg.
English Dec 22, 2007
"Value-Free" Sex Education already a Value Choice says Hong Kong Cardinal
Sex education can be based on sound moral principles as well as accurate information and does not have to include information about immoral practices or contraception, says a prominent Hong Kong churchman. Joseph Cardinal Zen, the Catholic bishop of Hong Kong has published a pastoral letter for Advent entitled "Love life, a Gift of God" in which he said, "Sex education cannot be anything other than education with value orientation. The so-called value-free idea is already a value choice".
English Aug 03, 2007
Hong Kong Diocese Issues Revised Chinese Version Of Papal Letter
Hong Kong diocese has revised the Vatican's Chinese translation of Pope Benedict XVI's letter to Catholics in China.
German Jul 31, 2007
„Wir haben das Recht, offen zu handeln“
Ein Gespräch mit dem Oberhirten von Hongkong, Joseph Kardinal Zen Ze-Kiun, über die Situation der Katholiken in China nach dem Brief des Papstes.
English Jul 24, 2007
Cardinal Zen meets with Pope on Chinese reaction
Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong, the most visible Catholic prelate in China, was in Lorenzago di Cadore this past weekend, meeting with Pope Benedict XVI.
English Jul 24, 2007
Cardinal Zen warns against confusion surrounding the Pope’s letter to Chinese Catholics
The bishop of Hong Kong contradicts some of the claims made by sinologist Father Heyndrickx who suggests that the papal document encourages members of the underground Church to come out into the open, ask for recognition by civil authorities and concelebrate services with officials from the official Church.
German Jul 23, 2007
Kardinal Zen und der tridentinische Ritus
Am Sonntag besuchte Joseph Kardinal Zen Zie-Kiun von Hongkong Papst Benedikt XVI. in dessen Urlaubsort Lorenzago di Cadrore, um ihm unmittelbar von den ersten Folgen des päpstlichen Briefes an die Katholiken Chinas zu unterrichten.
English Jul 20, 2007
Cardinal in China a lonely voice for change
The fireworks bespoke celebration, but the cardinal was angry.
English Jul 18, 2007
Don't Misread Letter Of The Pope,' Says Cardinal Zen
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong says he is pained that "some serious blind spots" appear in a recent UCAN commentary.
English Jul 13, 2007
China's State-Backed Catholic Church Slams Cardinal, Vatican Over Rally
Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has received criticism from the state-sanctioned Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association after taking part in a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong that coincided with a series of events to mark 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China.
English Jul 13, 2007
Hong Kong Cardinal Hopeful of Thaw Between Church, China
China's response to a recent overture by the Vatican has been uncharacteristically quiet.
French Jul 09, 2007
Chine: le cardinal Zen parle pour la première fois de ses combats
Entretien avec Dorian Malovic, spécialiste de l’Asie.
English Jul 06, 2007
Papal Letter Does Not Encourage Underground Clergy To 'Surface'
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong told a press conference July 5 that Pope Benedict XVI's letter to the Catholics in China did not ask the "underground" Church to "surface."
English Jul 04, 2007
Only democracy can guarantee a just society
For the first time ever the bishop of Hong Kong, Card Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, has taken part in the July 1 pro-democracy march in the Territory ten years after it was returned to mainland China. He makes a strong plea to the government and the population as a whole to choose the way of democracy.
French Jun 27, 2007
"Pékin contrôle tout, nous n'avons aucun pouvoir"
"Je ne sais pas ce que nous avons gagné, je m'inquiète davantage de ce que nous avons perdu."
English Jun 21, 2007
A Chinese Cardinal Meets the Real Bush
By Robert D. Novak
Thursday, June 21, 2007.
English May 26, 2007
‘No religious freedom for Catholics’
"Are you being called to Rome?" That was the first question Archbishop Raymond Roussin, SM, bluntly asked Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, a Salesian, on meeting him in Vancouver. The Hong Kong bishop's reply was equally candid, "Some people may be afraid that I'll be called to Rome."
English May 17, 2007
Chinese church still stymied
China's rising status on the world stage hasn't improved religious freedom for either Chinese Catholic members of the government-controlled patriotic church or the clandestine underground church, Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen said in Los Angeles May 9.
English Mar 23, 2007
Pope rejects HK cardinal's request
The pope has rejected Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen's latest request to give up his bishop duties so that he can focus more on restoring Sino-Vatican ties, his office said Wednesday.
English Mar 08, 2007
Hong Kong cardinal says Church faces 'crucial moments' in China
Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen on Wednesday assailed China's ordination of bishops without papal approval, warning that the Vatican faced "crucial moments" as it seeks normalization with the communist government while protecting the interests of its Chinese faithful.
English Mar 01, 2007
Cardinal says pope's letter to Chinese will be sent at Easter time
Pope Benedict XVI's letter to Chinese Catholics will be released at Easter time and will encourage the faithful, clarify issues of doctrine and call for full religious freedom, said China's cardinal.
English Feb 11, 2007
Hong Kong Cardinal sends strong message to China over 'illegitimate' ordinations
Cardinal Zen, head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong, has urged the Vatican to end its search for a compromise with Beijing.
English Dec 21, 2006
Sack China's bishops, cardinal tells Vatican
The leader of Hong Kong's Roman Catholics has called on the Pope to excommunicate China's state-appointed bishops, as relations between Beijing and the Holy See plunge to new lows.
English Oct 06, 2006
Cardinal Zen Says Chinese Catholics Are Winning
Sees State-Approved Church Moving Toward Communion With Rome
English Oct 06, 2006
Chinese Catholics are united in 'fundamentally one' church
Catholics in China are united in "fundamentally one" church despite government attempts to create divisions, said Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong.
Italian Oct 05, 2006
Il Papa prende in considerazione l’ipotesi di rinuncia del Cardinal Zen
Durante un’udienza al Vescovo di Hong Kong
English Sept 25, 2006
Cardinal Zen and the “obligation” to defend civil and religious rights in China
Thanks to its freedom, the Church in Hong Kong has found itself obliged to take sides even on political matters in the former colony where an alliance exists between rich capitalists and Beijing.  A look at the school and family reunification questions.
English Sept 11, 2006
Cardinal Zen joins prayer vigil for journalist arrested in China
More than 600 well-wishers, among them journalists, politicians and friends, gather in Catholic school for a prayer vigil to proclaim the journalist’s innocence and call for his rapid release from a Chinese prison.
English Aug 04, 2006
Hong Kong cardinal speaks out against Chinese bishops
Hong Kong's newly appointed cardinal, Joseph Zen, has criticised a decision by the Chinese government this year to appoint two bishops without Vatican approval, but said the process of introducing greater religious freedom was gathering pace in China.
Spanish Jul 12, 2006
El cardenal Zen alienta a los católicos de Hong Kong en su defensa de la democracia
«El sufragio universal aquí será un bien para Hong Kong y para China», animó el sábado el obispo local, el cardenal Zen, a los católicos que se encaminaban a la marcha por la democracia.
English Jul 01, 2006
Cardinal makes Beijing see red
There’s something about Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, 74, that makes the Communist leaders in mainland China see red.
French Jun 24, 2006
Pékin aurait demandé à l’Eglise officielle d’arrêter les ordinations sans l’aval de Rome
L'Eglise officielle accusée de fomenter la division
English Jun 24, 2006
Cardinal Zen Proud of Unity With Rome
Takes Possession of Titular Church
Spanish Jun 24, 2006
Cardenal de Hong Kong pide al Vaticano más dureza con China
El Vaticano debería romper sus diálogos con China si Pekín continúa consagrando obispos católicos con el visto bueno del gobierno comunista pero sin la aprobación de Roma, dijo el cardenal de Hong Kong, Joseph Zen Ze-kiun.
Spanish Jun 24, 2006
El cardenal Zen Ze-Kuin tomó posesión de la iglesia de Santa María Madre del Redentor
El cardenal Zen Ze-Kiun presidió este miércoles, en Tor Bella Monaca, Roma, la solemne celebración eucarística con la que tomó posesión de la iglesia de Santa María Madre del Redentor, un gesto que, según explicó, une a China con Roma.
French Jun 24, 2006
Le cardinal Zen appelle Pékin à la « transparence »
17e anniversaire de la répression des manifestations de Tienanmen
Italian Jun 24, 2006
“Morirò romano anche se sono cinese”
Presa di possesso del Titolo della parrocchia di Santa Maria Madre del Redentore
English Jun 24, 2006
“Contact between Vatican and China despite illicit ordinations”
Returning from a week spent in Italy, the cardinal said: “The situation has calmed down now, but the road ahead is long and a solution will not come so soon.”
Italian Jun 21, 2006
Inviati del Vaticano a Pechino per colloqui segreti
Alcuni prelati inviati dal Vaticano si sono recati a Pechino per colloqui a porte chiuse sulla normalizzazione dei rapporti, nonostante le tensioni sulla nomina di due vescovi in Cina senza l'approvazione della Santa Sede, ha detto oggi il più alto rappresentante ecclesiastico a Hong Kong.
English Jun 15, 2006
Cardinal Zen to receive the “Defensor Fidei” Award
Prize is awarded by ‘Il Timone’ magazine.
Spanish Jun 05, 2006
«En la Iglesia china hay muchísimos héroes sin nombre»
Recibe en Italia el premio «Defensor Fidei»
English Jun 05, 2006
Cardinal criticizes Beijing on Tiananmen
The highest official of the Roman Catholic Church in China marked the 17th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square killings on Sunday by strongly criticizing the government and calling on it to hold a full and open review of the killings.
English Jun 05, 2006
Hong Kong Cardinal Expresses Worry over China-Vatican Relations
Joseph Zen, the newly installed cardinal of Hong Kong, expressed worry over the worsening China-Vatican relation after China facilitated the ordinations of three bishops without the consent of the Vatican in May.
English May 29, 2006
Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong, China, offers Pontifical Solemn High Mass in the Tridentine rite
A Very Brief account, from Cyril Jerome Law, Jr. Hong Kong
Spanish May 29, 2006
Cardenal Zen: “El Papa es quien nombra a los obispos”
El cardenal arzobispo de Hong Kong publica una aclaración sobre las ordenaciones episcopales en China
Spanish May 17, 2006
Cardenal Zen asegura nombramientos son paso atrás para relaciones
El cardenal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun de Hong Kong, uno de los principales cargos de la curia católica en China, afirmó que el nombramiento de dos obispos sin el consentimiento papal supone un paso atrás en el proceso de acercamiento entre la la Santa Sede y Pekín.
German May 17, 2006
"Es gibt nur eine einzige katholische Kirche"
Klarstellung von Kardinal Zen zur Lage der Kirche in China. Reaktion auf eine Erklärung der Pekinger Regierung zur Kritik aus dem Vatikan
German May 17, 2006
Kardinal Zen bekräftigt seine Kritik an unerlaubten Bischofsweihen
Nach den unerlaubten Bischofsweihen in China hat der Kardinal von Hongkong, Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, den Wunsch der Katholiken des Landes nach einer Einheit mit dem Papst betont.
German May 09, 2006
Peking fordert den Vatikan heraus
Chinas patriotische Katholiken wollen trotz der Proteste aus Rom weiter Bischofsernennungen vornehmen
German May 07, 2006
Kardinal Zen für Abbruch der Gespräche zwischen Vatikan und China
Am 3. Mai erfolgt die zweite illegale Bischofsweihe in China – „Diese Aktion hat der kirchlichen Gemeinschaft einen ernsthaften Schaden zugefügt“, sagt Kardinal Zen.
German May 07, 2006
Abbruch der Gespräche mit Vatikan
Der Erzbischof von Hongkong, Kardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, hat die illegale Bischofsweihe in der Diözese Kunming scharf verurteilt und sich für einen Abbruch der diplomatischen Gespräche zwischen dem Vatikan und China ausgesprochen.
Italian Apr 30, 2006
«Pechino aprirà una trattativa col Vaticano»
Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, il vescovo di Hong Kong, premiato col cardinalato da Papa Benedetto XVI, si impegnerà direttamente per il reciproco riconoscimento tra Vaticano e Repubblica Popolare Cinese.
Spanish Apr 30, 2006
Cardenal Zen espera China y Vaticano restablezcan lazos en 2008
El cardenal honkonguense Joseph Zen reiteró sus esperanzas de que China y el Vaticano restablezcan lazos diplomáticos pronto, y aseguró que ese objetivo se cumplirá seguramente en el 2008, en unas declaraciones que publica hoy el diario 'South China Morning Post'.
English Apr 27, 2006
Cardinal Zen says China and Vatican having `real talks'
Hong Kong's new cardinal said the Vatican and China are holding "real talks" about normalizing formal relations that were cut off more than five decades ago when the communists took power.
English Apr 21, 2006
Catholic watchdog main obstacle to Sino-Vatican ties
A Chinese government-sanctioned Catholic watchdog must be reformed or withdrawn as a precondition for Sino-Vatican ties to be restored, Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen said Monday.
Spanish Apr 20, 2006
El nuevo cardenal de Hong Kong afirma que China y el Vaticano negocian la normalización de relaciones
El nuevo cardenal católico de Hong Kong, Joseph Zen, aseguró hoy que las autoridades de China y del Vaticano llevan a cabo "conversaciones reales" en Roma para normalizar las relaciones diplomáticas entre ambos países y de esta forma, poner fin a cinco décadas de ruptura tras la llegada al poder de los comunistas de Mao.
Spanish Apr 20, 2006
El nuevo cardenal de Hong Kong afirma que China y el Vaticano negocian la normalización de relaciones
El nuevo cardenal católico de Hong Kong, Joseph Zen, aseguró hoy que las autoridades de China y del Vaticano llevan a cabo "conversaciones reales" en Roma para normalizar las relaciones diplomáticas entre ambos países y de esta forma, poner fin a cinco décadas de ruptura tras la llegada al poder de los comunistas de Mao.
English Apr 06, 2006
China, Vatican may have ties by Olympics: cardinal
China and the Vatican could re-establish diplomatic relations by the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Cardinal Joseph Zen, the most senior Roman Catholic clergyman in the country, said on Monday.
English Apr 05, 2006
China's state-run Catholic Church 'unacceptable' to Vatican
China's state-controlled Catholic Church will have to relinquish some of its control over Chinese Catholics if Sino-Vatican relations are to be established, Hong Kong's new cardinal said Saturday.
English Apr 03, 2006
Cardinal Zen Counsels Patience
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong exhorted Chinese Catholics to be "patient," even though the country does not yet enjoy full freedom of worship.
Spanish Apr 03, 2006
El cardenal Zen cree que el papado de Benedicto XVI abre una puerta a la relación diplomática con China
La llegada a la Silla de Pedro del nuevo Papa, Benedicto XVI, ha aumentado el interés de las autoridades chinas por establecer relaciones diplomáticas formales con el Vaticano, según el cardenal chino Joseph Zen, arzobispo de Hong Kong.
French Mar 29, 2006
Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, le nouveau cardinal chinois de l’Eglise catholique
L’archevêque de Hong Kong Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, 74 ans, nommé cardinal par Benoît XVI, est connu pour ses critiques de la situation religieuse en Chine où l’Eglise catholique fidèle au Vatican est interdite par les autorités de Pékin.
English Mar 29, 2006
Cardinal Zen feted in Rome and opposed in Beijing
Hundreds of faithful from Honk Kong and around one hundred Chinese Catholics who live in Italy were present at the Consistory celebrated in St Peter's square this morning.
Spanish Mar 29, 2006
Pekín manifiesta su irritación pública por nombramiento de nuevo cardenal
El malestar del Gobierno comunista chino por el nombramiento de un nuevo Cardenal en Hong Kong se hizo finalmente sentir este martes cuando el Ministro chino de Asuntos Exteriores, Li Zhaoxing, pidió al Vaticano que “no se relacione con provincias o localidades de China”, en clara referencia al reciente nombramiento cardenalicio de Mons. Joseph Zen.
English Mar 29, 2006
Hundreds of Chinese Catholics to attend consistory for their cardinal
More than 300 Chinese Catholics from around the world, including 100 mainland China clergy and nuns studying in Rome, are gathering at the Vatican to witness the creation of the sixth Chinese cardinal.
English Mar 29, 2006
Cardinal foresees larger role to promote improved Sino-Vatican ties
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong says he will directly help the pope by informing him about China concerns, and he hopes China's leaders will enter dialogue and learn they should not fear the church.
English Mar 29, 2006
My red hat for the blood and tears of the Church in China
The neo-cardinal’s message to Chinese Catholics, broadcast by Vatican Radio. The openness of Mgr Lajolo.
English Mar 29, 2006
China warns cardinal not to mix in politics
Beijing: The Chinese government Monday warned the Vatican and Hong Kong's new cardinal, Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, not to mix in Chinese politics.
German Mar 22, 2006
Designierter Kardinal kritisiert den Westen
Der Westen tritt nicht entschieden genug für die Einhaltung der Menschenrechte in der Volksrepublik China ein. Das kritisiert der kürzlich von Papst Benedikt XVI. zum Kardinal ernannte Bischof von Hongkong, Joseph Zen.
English Mar 20, 2006
Underground Catholic leaders unsure whether cardinal-elect can foster reconciliation
Some "underground" mainland China church leaders say they hope the new Chinese cardinal can help reconcile underground and "open" church communities, while others say he faces a tough task ahead.
German Mar 18, 2006
Bischof Zen hofft auf ,Normalisierung’ in China
Der Papst will „die Stimme der chinesischen Kirche hören“, sagte der designierte Kardinal Joseph Zen beim „Treffpunkt Weltkirche“.
English Mar 17, 2006
China's Catholic church may invite new Hong Kong cardinal to mainland
China's state-controlled Catholic church may invite Hong Kong's newly appointed cardinal, Joseph Zen, to visit the mainland in hopes of improving Sino-Vatican relations, a newspaper reported Sunday.
German Mar 15, 2006
China: Kardinal Zen, Entspannung möglich
Eine Verbesserung des Verhältnisses zwischen China und dem Vatikan im Vorfeld der Olympischen Spiele 2008 in Pekung hält Hongkongs katholischer Bischof Joseph Zen Ze-kiun für möglich.
English Mar 12, 2006
Cardinal Zen’s response to the Patriotic Association
Charges by Patriotic Association Vice-Chairman Anthony Liu Bainian that Mgr Zen’s appointment to cardinal constitutes a “hostile act” against China is a view not shared by Chinese Catholics, and probably not even by the Chinese government. The association is not working for social harmony and the good of the Church—it sees diplomatic relations between Beijing and the Holy See as a threat.
English Mar 11, 2006
Patriotic Association criticizes Zen, belying itself and government
The neo-cardinal: “Li has poised himself as the judge of Benedict XVI” and “presents himself as the representative of the official Church, but if freedom were granted to the bishops, priests, and faithful to speak out, one may hear views that are very different from his.”
German Mar 04, 2006
Chinas Christen hoffen auf Kardinal Zen
Christen in der Volksrepublik haben landesweit mit stillen Dankgebeten die Berufung des Hongkonger Bischofs Joseph Zen Ze-kiuns zum Kardinal gefeiert.
English Mar 04, 2006
Cardinal says China must overcome `old prejudices'
Hong Kong's newly appointed cardinal said on Tuesday that China's communist government needs to overcome "old prejudices" toward the Catholic Church for the Vatican to make a breakthrough in forging relations with Beijing.
German Feb 28, 2006
Weiter in die eingeschlagene Richtung
Benedikt XVI. entschied sich bei seinen Kardinalsernennungen statt für europäische Oberhirten mit ihren traditionellen und dahinschwindenden Erzbischofssitzen für drei asiatische Bischöfe. Allen voran: ein Chinese.
French Feb 28, 2006
Mgr Joseph Zen Ze-kiun « créé » cardinal par Benoît XVI
Parmi les quinze nouveaux cardinaux dont les noms ont été annoncés ce 22 février dernier se trouve Mgr Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, évêque du diocèse de Hongkong, souligne « Eglises d’Asie », l’agence des Missions étrangères de Paris (eglasie.mepasie.org).
Spanish Feb 28, 2006
China advierte a nuevo cardenal
China ha advertido al recientemente designado cardenal de Hong Kong, Joseph Zen, que no debería involucrarse en política.
Spanish Feb 25, 2006
Comunidad católica preparada para elevación obispo Zen a cardenal
Los católicos de Hong Kong están preparados para la ascensión de su obispo, el popular Zen Ze-kiun, a la categoría de cardenal, cuyo anuncio está previsto para mañana por parte de la Santa Sede, informó hoy el 'South China Morning Post'.
Italian Feb 25, 2006
Storia di Joseph Zen Zekuin, il nuovo cardinale di Benedetto XVI
La scelta del Pontefice di creare 3 nuovi cardinali asiatici, porta a 20 la rappresentanza di questo continente nel Concistoro, alla pari con i numeri del Nordamerica.
German Feb 24, 2006
Neuer Kardinal Zen, erste Reaktion
Herausragend unter der Liste der neuen Kardinäle: der Name Joseph Zen Ze-kiun von Hongkong. Der erste Kardinal vom chinesischen Festland ist dankbar für seine Ernennung. Gegenüber Radio Vatikan sagte er heute:
English Feb 24, 2006
Outspoken Hong Kong Bishop Appointed Cardinal
Pope Benedict XVI has elevated Hong Kong's outspoken bishop, Joseph Zen, to cardinal, in a move seen as signaling China's increasing importance for the Vatican.
French Feb 24, 2006
Benoît XVI promeut cardinal Mgr Joseph Zen, actif militant des droits de l'homme en Chine
Deux surprises émergent de la première liste de cardinaux - quinze, dont trois octogénaires sans droit de vote pour l'élection du pape - que Benoît XVI a annoncée, mercredi 22 février : Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, évêque de Hongkong, célèbre opposant à Pékin, et Jean-Pierre Ricard, archevêque de Bordeaux, préféré au nouvel archevêque de Paris, André Vingt-Trois, qui devra attendre son tour.
German Feb 24, 2006
Warnung an neuen Kardinal
Mit gemischten Gefühlen reagiert das Regime von Peking darauf, dass es erstmals seit Jahrzehnten wieder einen Kardinal auf dem chinesischen Festland gibt.
English Feb 24, 2006
China Warns New Cardinal Not to Meddle in Politics
The Chinese foreign ministry has warned the head of the Roman Catholic church in Hong Kong, Bishop Joseph Zen, not to meddle in politics.
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