Hong Kong diocese asks UN investigate Chinese violations of religious freedom
Catholic World News - September 16, 2013
The Catholic diocese of Hong Kong has asked the UN to push China to recognize religious freedom.
The justice-and-peace commission of the Hong Kong diocese has submitted an appeal to a UN committee investigating Beijing’s compliance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The group notes the August arrests of four Catholic priests, adding to a long list of Church leaders who have been detained.
"The Chinese authorities have imposed political and religious policies that have been against the principles and practices of the Catholic faith and have gravely violated human rights,” the document from the Hong Kong diocese charges.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($15,414 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!