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The Cross is Red

ROME (SE): A culture, especially one as old as China’s is not quickly replaced and certainly not by a flimsy ideology, Richard Madsen, from the University of San Diego in the United States of America, explained at the introduction of a symposium in Rome under the title, The Cross is Red.
 

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Move to oust bishop in Guam

VATICAN (CNS):  Hong Kong-born Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai has asked the Vatican  to remove Archbishop Anthony Apuron from his archdiocese of Agaña in Guam, following his refusal to resign in the face of mounting evidence of sexual abuse.

Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Hon, the secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, as apostolic administrator of the archdiocese in June, while the local archbishop was under investigation (Sunday Examiner, June 19).

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Archbishop Hon mover and shaker in Guam

HATAGÑA (SE): Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai has shown himself to be a mover and shaker since arriving in the archdiocese of Agaña on June 6 to act as administrator while Archbishop Anthony Apuron is under investigation on sexual abuse charges.

In two short weeks since his arrival, he has done some major reshuffling, introducing new protocol for the transfer of priests and other Church personnel, as well as appointing Father Patrick Castro as a point man for victims of abuse.

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Hong Kong’s Vatican official off to Guam

HONG KONG (SE): The most senior Chinese official in the Holy See, 65-year-old Hong Kong-born Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-fai, who is currently the secretary to the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, arrived in Guam on June 8 as the apostolic administrator of the diocese of Agaña.

He will be in charge of the diocese while Archbishop Anthony Apuron is under investigation over charges of sexual abuse.

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Netherlands honours a courageous son

HONG KONG (SE): In honour of the Dutch Bishop Frans Schraven, who was murdered along with eight companions by the Japanese military in China on 9 October 1937 for refusing to allow female refugees in his care to be used as comfort women, Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-fai has been invited to bless a commemorative path on June 26 that has been built in his honour.

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