CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Bishop Tong named a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI

 Hong Kong (SE): Bishop John Tong Hon of Hong Kong was named a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI following the noontime Angelus  prayer at St. Peter's Square on January 6.

Bishop Tong will receive the red hat along with 21 others at a consistory on February 18. He was ordained a priest in 1966, was appointed assistan bishop in 1996, made coadjutor bishop in 2008, then succeeded Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun as bishop of Hong Kong in 2009. 

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