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The United Nations is warning evidence in the trial of prominent Hong Kong Catholic, philanthropist and media mogul Jimmy Lai may have been obtained by torturing a witness in China. Source: UCA News.
The Hong Kong Government has dismissed a petition from 10 bishops to release the Catholic entrepreneur and democracy activist Jimmy Lai from prison, accusing them of using “distorted words” which verge on “contempt of court”. Source: The Tablet.
Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP is one of 10 bishops from around the world who have called for the release of prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and Catholic Jimmy Lai, who has been imprisoned there for nearly three years. Source: CNA.
Beijing Bishop Joseph Li Shan will visit Hong Kong later this month, following a similar visit of Hong Kong’s Cardinal Stephen Chow to mainland China earlier this year. Source: Crux.
Just a month after celebrating a Mass in Portugal for a crowd of more than 1.5 million attendees, Pope Francis yesterday turned his attention to a local church in Mongolia that has fewer than 1500 Catholics in the entire country. Source: NCR Online.
As the world’s eyes turn to Mongolia, Pope Francis’ visit emerges as a beacon of hope and inspiration for the country, spotlighting the Church’s remarkable journey in that country. Source: Catholic Mission.
Hong Kong Bishop Stephen Chow Sau-yan SJ has clarified the remark he made on “loving one’s country and Church” during his recent much-publicised visit to Beijing that sparked controversies. Source: UCA News.
Hong Kong’s Catholic bishop said he has invited the state-appointed archbishop of Beijing to visit his city, a symbolic gesture that experts said could strengthen the fragile relationship between China and the Vatican. Source: NCR Online.
South Korea’s newly appointed ambassador to the Holy See has reiterated the nation’s commitment to hold peace talks with North Korea aimed at reconciliation and unification in the Korean Peninsula. Source: UCA News.