CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Hong Kong to implement new English translation of Missal next year


Kong Kong (UCAN): The Hong Kong diocese decided to put off the implementation of the new English translation of the Roman Missal for a year (Sunday Examiner, Chancery Notice, October 2). It will come into effect in most English-speaking areas on November 27, the first Sunday of Advent.

Diocesan chancellor, Father Lawrence Lee Len, said that the diocese wants to make sufficient time for a more thorough catechesis before formally introducing it on the same day next year.

He explained that “even if there is no catechesis, the faithful can get accustomed to it through repeated recitations but there will be a lack of understanding.” 

Some 60 per cent of the 51 parishes in Hong Kong celebrate English Masses and Bishop John Tong Hon is a member of the Vox Clara committee, which advises the Holy See on English-language liturgical books.


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