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Cardinal Zen’s Trial Reopens in Hong Kong Just After Vatican-China Deal Renewal

Yung Chi Wai DerekThe 90-year-old and retired bishop of Hong Kong’s most recent court appearance took place four days after the Vatican announced its decision to renew for another two years its provisional agreement with the Chinese government on the appointment of bishops.

The cardinal was arrested in May along with other democracy activists under Hong Kong’s strict national security law but now faces a less serious charge. He has been free on bail since early May.