US News

Exclusive-Historic conclave: Chinese bishops, priests brief Hong Kong clerics on Xi’s view of religion

Published by
Reuters

By Greg Torode HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese bishops and religious leaders briefed senior Hong Kong Catholic clergymen on President Xi Jinping’s vision of religion with “Chinese characteristics” in an unprecedented meeting organised by the mainland’s representative office in the city, according to four clerics. The clerics who attended or had knowledge of the Oct 31 meeting described it as Beijing’s most assertive move yet in its attempts to influence Hong Kong’s diocese, which is answerable to the Vatican and includes some high-ranking leaders who have long been defenders of democracy and hum…

Read More

Facebook Comments

Check Also

Drugmaker Teva fueled opioid addiction in New York, jury finds

Published by Reuters (This Dec. 30 story refiles ...

Archives