HONG KONG: Christians Taking Prominent Role In Pro-Democracy Protests

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Christians take a prominent role in Hong Kong protests

Christians take a prominent role in Hong Kong protests

“I believe in Christ. I believe everyone [is] born equal. And they’re loved by Jesus,” said a weary-looking Joshua Wong, a 17-year-old protest leader from the student activist group, Scholarism. Wong is one of several high-profile protest figures who are devout Christians.

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former Catholic bishop of Hong Kong, has also appeared at the demonstrations. Zen has spoken out on political issues for decades despite being 82-year-old

“We have enjoyed the freedom in Hong Kong. So many good things we have enjoyed. We have a duty to defend [them],” Zen told.