Hong Kong will allow Cardinal Zen to attend Benedict’s funeral

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HONG KONG – Hong Kong Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen has been given permission to leave the southern Chinese city to honor the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in Vatican City, his secretary said Tuesday.

Zen, a 90-year-old retired bishop, will attend the funeral Mass, led by Pope Francis, at St. Peter’s Square on Thursday and return to Hong Kong on Saturday, the secretary said.

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