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The former bishop of Hong Kong has, for the first time, joined a rally outside Beijing’s liaison office in the former British colony to protest against restrictions on religious freedom in mainland China.
Cardinal Joseph Zen-Ze-kiun celebrated an evening Mass for the communion of the Church in China yesterday, the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul, before joining local Catholics on their march.
“Some people said again recently that I am forcing people [mainland Catholics] to pursue martyrdom as it is easier for me to say than do in Hong Kong. This is ridiculous. How to force it? It is God’s grace that we should desire,” Cardinal Zen said in his homily.
The Mass, organized by the justice and peace commission, was attended by about 100 Catholics.