Pope Francis met with the former bishop of Hong Kong, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun in a private audience at 3:30 PM on January 6, at Santa Marta, his residence in the Vatican. “It was wonderful. He was so very warm!” the elderly cardinal said.
Cardinal Joseph Zen said he thinks Traditionis custodes may not have a disastrous effect on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, even if he doubts the intentions of some TLM critics closely connected to Pope Francis.
Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has warned that the recent arrest of Jimmy Lai shows a rise in “political intimidation” against journalists in Hong Kong, part of a systematic erosion of basic freedoms, including religious freedom, by the Chinese government in recent months.