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Pakistan mourns much-loved bishop

MULTAN (SE): Bishop Andrew Francis, the former bishop of Multan in Pakistan, is being mourned across the country as a man of great determination to achieve peace and harmony in society through the promotion of interfaith dialogue and relations.
 
In acknowledging the life of Bishop Francis, the National Justice and Peace Commission says, “His selflessness, generosity and charitable nature are prominent symbols of peace and love in accordance with the teaching of Jesus Christ.”
 

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Death Notice - Father Francis Wong Kin-kwok

 Hong Kong (SE): Father Francis Wong Kin-kwok, from the Salesians of Don Bosco, died on April 24 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Causeway Bay surrounded by his relatives, confrérès, friends and parishioners. He had been a Salesian for 55 years and a priest for 36. He was 75-years-old.

Most of his life was spent working with young people as a teacher, school principal, counsellor and friend. Of the last five years, half were spent battling an incurable illness. He had been the parish priest of St. Anthony’s in Pokfulam.

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Farewell to aged bishop in Guizhou

HONG KONG (UCAN): The retired Bishop Anicetus Wang Chongyi passed away in a Guizhou hospital on April 20 at the age of 98.
Father Peter Wang, from Huangguoshu parish in the bishop’s hometown, said that Bishop Wang had spent the month prior to his death under palliative care.

“His last Easter was spent in hospital,” Father Wang said.

The staff at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Guiyang released a notice asking people to pray for the deceased bishop.

Bishop Wang was recognised by both the Vatican and the Chinese government.

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Death Notice - Father Benito Albert De Sousa

 

Father De Sousa spent his childhood in Hong Kong and his family were regular parishioners of Rosary in Tsimshatsui.

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An unassuming yet brilliant missionary

LECCO (SE): A long-time missionary to Hong Kong, Italian-born Father Fernando Galbiati, from the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (pime), lost his battle with cancer on February 18.

Born on 14 November 1932 in the Bussero district of Milan, Father Galbiati was the superior general of pime during a highly productive time of growth, which sadly also saw great tragedies between 1983 and 1989.

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Death Notice

Hong Kong (SE): Brother Edward Kowala, from the Salesians of Don Bosco, died on February 10 at Canossa Hospital. He was 90-years-old.

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Death Notice

 

HONG KONG (SE): A former missionary to Hong Kong, Maryknoll Sister Mary Edna Brophy, died on 13 January 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Centre in New York, the United States of America (US). She was 90-years-old and a Maryknoll sister for 60 years.

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Death Notice

 

HONG KONG (SE): With deep sorrow the Precious Blood Sisters announce the death of Sister Philomena Lui, who passed away peacefully on 25 December 2016 at the age of 84, after 64 years of religious life.

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Prelate of Opus Dei mourned

ROME (SE): Bishop Javier Echevarria, the prelate of Opus Dei, died at the age of 84 on December 12 in Rome. He was the second successor of the founding father of Opus Dei, Father Josemaria Escriva, who was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1992 and canonised in 2002.

The auxiliary vicar of the prelature, Monsignor Fernando Ocariz, administered the sacrament of the sick a few hours before his death.

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Hong Kong (SE): Sister Elisabeth Marie Lee of the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres died at the age of 84 at St. Paul’s Hospital on 17 December 2016, after 64 years of religious life.  

At the age of 17, she left Fuzhou, China, during the upheaval of 1949 and entered the congregation in Hong Kong. 

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