September 2011

Finding faith in the service of the oppressed
(Thursday, 1 September 2011 )

HONG KONG (UCAN): Ho Hei-wah followed a long and winding road from his wealthy upbringing to being one of Hong Kong’s most dedicated social advocates and ultimately fund his way to the baptismal font last Easter.

Ho said, “It is not the end, but the beginning of a new life, in which I can not only work for people, but also spread the gospel among them and help more people to know God.”

Heze priest gets two years hard labour
(Thursday, 1 September 2011 )

BEIJING (AsiaNews): A sentence of two years reeducation through hard labour was handed out to Father Wang Chengli, the administrator of the unofficial Church community in Heze in Shandong province, on August 25.

The 48-year-old priest was transferred to a reeducation centre in Jining, more than 150 kilometres away from the centre in Dongming where he had been held since his midnight arrest on August 3. A relative of...

Give Them a Ray of Hope
(Thursday, 1 September 2011 )

Appeal from Bishop Tong for Caritas-Hong Kong’s annual fund-raising drive


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


Every year I make an appeal for your support of and participation in the Caritas Fund Raising Campaign. Some people might take this campaign as simply a routine...

See you next time in Rio de Janeiro
(Thursday, 1 September 2011 )

HONG KONG (SE): “Go and make disciples of all nations,” Pope Benedict XVI announced as the theme of the next World Youth Day to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from July 18 to 23, one year ahead of schedule in 2013, in order not to clash with the World Cup Soccer to be staged in the same city one year later.

In a talk cut short by a sudden electrical storm, which doused the loudspeaker system at the final...