Pope strays from script to avoid mention of Hong Kong in Sunday address

Pope strays from script to avoid mention of Hong Kong in Sunday address

Pope Francis did not mention Hong Kong in his regular noon address on Sunday, despite a paragraph on his concerns for the city’s religious freedoms in the wake of a new national security law appearing in the original script.According to an embargoed copy of the Angelus address, seen and confirmed by the South China Morning Post, the missing paragraph expressed the Pope’s “attention and worries” about Hong Kong’s social and religious freedoms.His decision to omit mention of the city has stirred…


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