Hong Kong finds Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

Cardinal Joseph Zen, a humanitarian and the outspoken critic of China’s Communist Party, was found guilty on charges relating to his role in a relief fund used by members of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement.

The 90-year-old Zen and five others were found guilty on Friday for failing to register the now-defunct 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund used to pay protesters’ llegal and medical fees.

MacKenzie Scott gives $15 million to Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Novelist and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has awarded Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service $15 million in donation funds, the single largest contribution in the advocacy organization’s 83-year history.

Scott announced donations to LIRS and more than 340 other organizations in a Medium post on November 14, totaling nearly $2 billion in overall donations.