Hong Kong diocese stages prayer vigil for religious freedom in China
Catholic World News - October 15, 2010
In a significant victory for freedom of expression, the Hong Kong diocese has won approval to hold a prayer vigil for religious liberty in China, despite strong resistance from government officials.
The prayer vigil, to be held on October 16, will hear Cardinal Joseph Zen speak on the restrictions the Church faces in China, and offer prayers for imprisoned bishops and clergy.
Cardinal Zen and his successor, current Hong Kong Bishop John Tong Hon, have issued public statements congratulating the Chinese political dissident, Liu Xiaobo, on being named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
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