CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Who’s who gather for Donald Tsang

HONG KONG (SE): Around 200 people gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the evening of March 29 to pray for the intentions of the former chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, and those of his family.

Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming said at a Mass offered for the occasion that he had visited Tsang at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre after he had been found guilty and told him that in all things God has his purpose.

As a reminder that Tsang is not the only one who has and is suffering, the Mass was offered for the intentions of his wife, Selina Tsang Pou Siu-mei, and their children, as all have endured tremendous pressure during the lead up to the hearing and during the trial itself.

They are now trying to readjust to a different type of life that Tsang has begun a 20-month term for conspiracy to commit public misconduct.

The who’s who of Hong Kong political life and the business sector were among those gathered for the Mass, with the chief executive in-waiting, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, her opponent in the selection process, John Tsang Chun-wah, well known faces.

In addition, the founder of the Democratic Party, Martin Lee Chu-ming, and the former chief secretary, Anson Chan Fang On-sang; Civic Party member, Audrey Eu Yuet-mee; together with the current director of the office of the chief executive, Edward Yau Tang-wah, were present.

Among many others who participated in the Mass was the chairperson of the Bank of East Asia, David Li Kwok-po.

Father Chan told the gathering that Tsang is spending a lot of time in prayer at his new home in Stanley Prison and is still concerned about the development of Hong Kong.

He thanked those who came to give support and comfort to his family.

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