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Cardinal holds hopes for Matteo Ricci canonisation

ROME (SE): “China has already honoured him and now it is possible that the pope too will honour him declaring him a saint,” the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, said of the great Jesuit missionary to China, Father Matteo Ricci, who died in Beijing in 1610.

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Dialogue and culture are top priority Cardinal Tong insists

 

HONG KONG (SE): The appeal from the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Fernando Cardinal Filoni, to the authorities in Beijing to reopen a dialogue with the Holy See highlights an extremely important issue, the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, told Vatican Insider on October 28 in Rome.

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