Freedoms on Verge of Falling in Hong Kong, Catholics Worry

CNA, Jonah McKeown: [Cardinal] Zen said he worries that Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin will insist that the next bishop of Hong Kong have “the blessing of Beijing.”

“I think the majority of the faithful, the silent majority…they think that the authority is wrong. And you can just imagine, in all these years, with all the persecution increasing in China, with all the cruelties, the brutalities of the police on our young people— no word from the Vatican. No word. Not one word.”

“We rely on help from heaven…from the human perspective, we have nothing to hope,” he said. Report is here.