Cardinal Zen is a former Former Hong Kong Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Zen retired on April 15, 2009, but remains a strong pro-democracy influence in Hong Kong.
Cardinal Zen Arrested
The Vatican City has confirmed reports of the arrest of the 90-year-old Cardinal Zen in Hong Kong. A section of a statement they issued on May 11, 2022, reads:
“The Holy See has learned with concern the news of the arrest of Cardinal Zen and is following the development of the situation with extreme attention,” said a May 11 statement from the Holy See press office.
He was reportedly detained on May 11, 2022, in his role as a trustee of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund, which helped pro-democracy protesters to pay their legal fees.