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Catholic Hong Kong Activist Honored at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

ANTHONY WALLACEIn this photo taken on June 16, 2020, Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai, 72, poses during an interview with AFP at the Next Digital offices in Hong Kong. Lai was arrested under a new national security law on Aug. 10, 2020, and police raided his newspaper offices in a deepening crackdown on dissent in the Chinese city. He was sentenced to 14 months in prison this past April.

Jimmy Lai, a media entrepreneur and Catholic pro-democracy advocate in Hong Kong, was given the ‘Christifidelis Laici’ award on Sept. 14.