‘Surprising and regrettable’: Hong Kong cardinal rebuked by Vatican after accusing it of ‘selling out’ to Beijing

The Vatican has chastised a Hong Kong cardinal who accused the Holy See of “selling out” to Beijing for reportedly promoting bishops endorsed by the Chinese government. Although Beijing and the Vatican have improved relations in recent years as China’s Catholic population has grown, they remain at odds over which side has the authority to ordain bishops. Cardinal Joseph Zen, bishop […]