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Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong: Position statement on gender recognition

The Basic Stance
 
In view of the growing advocacy of the transgender ideology, the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong wishes to clearly state its position in line with the teaching of the Catholic Church. 
 

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Response of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong to Mrs. Carrie Lam’s ‘Proposal of Setting up a Religious Affairs Unit’ in her Manifesto of Chief Executive Election

In Mrs. Carrie Lam’s Manifesto for 2017 Chief Executive Election, there is a mention of a possible study “of setting up a Religious Affairs Unit” in its Points 6.43 and 6.44. Cardinal John Tong Hon, of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, has written a letter to Mrs. Lam on March 2, expressing the Diocese’s resolute opposition of a possible “setting up of a Religious Affairs Unit” group or similar institutions in Hong Kong.

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Diocese responds to Rainbow Action

The day after disrupting a public talk on homosexuality held at St. Jude’s Church, North Point, on Sunday, 13 March 2016, Rainbow Action, an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights advocacy organisation, extended an invitation to the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong for an open dialogue on the proposed Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ordinance. The invitation came in the form of an email sent to the diocese and a press release in Chinese and in English. 

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