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Cardinal Zen allowed to leave for Benedict XVI’s funeral

Hong Kong Cardinal Joseph Zen will be allowed to attend the funeral of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The authorities allowed the 90-year-old to leave the country, his secretariat announced on Tuesday. To this end, Zen’s lawyers had requested the return of his Hong Kong passport in a non-public hearing at the West Kowloon court. The funeral of the former pontiff, who died at the age of 95, will take place Thursday in the Vatican.

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