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Easter farewell to long-serving Jesuit

HONG KONG (SE): Father Joseph Mallin (連民安神父), of the Society of Jesus, retuned to the Lord he served on April 1, Easter Sunday. He was 104-years-old.
 
Born in Ireland on 13 September 1913, he joined the Jesuits on 7 September 1932 and was ordained on 31 July 1946. He made his final vows on 8 December 1976.
 
He arrived in Hong Kong and proceeded to Canton (Guangzhou) in 1948, returning to the then-British colony in 1949.
 
Between 1950 and 1968, Father Mallin taught at Wah Yan College Hong Kong and Wah Yan College Kowloon, then served as the principal of Pun U Association Wah Yan Primary School, Stubbs Road,  from 1971 to 1977 and subsequently as the school’s supervisor from 1977 to 2002.
 
He was chaplain of Pun U from 2009 to 2013, formally retiring when he reached 100-years-old.
 
A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Father Mallin at 10.00am on April 14 at St. Ignatius Chapel, Wah Yan College Kowloon. 

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