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Cardinal Joseph Zen’s arrest is ‘very serious’ and ‘not surprising’ 'The Pillar' Editor Ed Condon says the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen for raising money for legal fees for pro-democracy protesters …More
Cardinal Joseph Zen’s arrest is ‘very serious’ and ‘not surprising’

'The Pillar' Editor Ed Condon says the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen for raising money for legal fees for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong “is very serious”.

“If you talk to any number of Catholics in Hong Kong, it’s not also particularly very surprising,” he told Sky News host Andrew Bolt.

He said the local authorities had been expected “to take some kind of action against Cardinal Zen for some time now".

“Communist party-controlled newspapers in Hong Kong have been running fiery denunciations of the Cardinal, very pointedly laying him side by side with other jailed journalists and pro-democracy activists in the area," he said.

“So, all the signs had been that this had been on their minds for some time."