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Cardinal Tong supports deal with China, sees opposition as unreasonable

March 23, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Cardinal John Tong Hon, the retired Bishop of Hong Kong, has indicated his support for a proposed Vatican agreement with China, thereby distancing himself from his predecessor, Cardinal Joseph Zen. Speaking at a conference in Rome, Cardinal Tong said that he expected China to become more open to religion, and said opposition to the proposed deal was unreasonable.

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  • Posted by: Jim Hanink - Mar. 23, 2018 8:30 PM ET USA

    With all due respect, Cardinal John Tong Hon needs to address political realities in both China and Hong Kong. China is, it seems, more and more sharply curtailing religious freedom. It won't due to ignore this in public discussion.