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Retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong leads a prayer service calling for an end to religious persecution in China. (Photo supplied) Hong Kong:
Leading a prayer service in front of China's Hong Kong liaison office, retired Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun of Hong Kong called on Beijing to end the persecution of Christians and allow religious freedom.
"Facing all this persecution, we cannot take it for granted. We cannot stand idly. If we keep silent, we are accomplices," Cardinal Zen told a group of about 100 people who attended the April 24 service.