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Hong Kong defends arrest of Cardinal Zen

Cardinal Joseph Zen in early December last year

Hong Kong’s new Security Minister Chris Tang has defended the arrest of 90-year-old Roman Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen in mid-May. Tang told the South China Morning Post newspaper that the cleric had been arrested for his actions, and thus the arrest was in accordance with the values of the Catholic Church. The argument was that the Vatican is a place of justice and peace, and not acting in accordance with the law would “breach the Vatican’s principle of justice“.

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