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Prayers for reconciliation amid violence

HONG KONG (SE): Around 1,000 people gathered at the Victoria Park music pavilion in Causeway Bay at 2.00pm for a prayer service prior to joining the massive July 1 protest rally—this year marking 22 years since the handover to China.
 
The prayer service was organised by the Justice and Peace Commission, the Diocesan Commission for Labour Affairs, the Hong Kong Federation of Catholic students, the Hong Kong Christian Institute, the Christian Social Concern Fellowship as well as a number of other Protestant groups.
 

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A prayer and a march in search of courage

HONG KONG (SE): The traditional ecumenical prayer meeting that has been held prior to the July 1 march lost its old spot in Victoria Park this year, as did the organisers of the march, who lost their gathering ground to the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from British to Chinese sovereignty.
 

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Change cannot happen without remembering

HONG KONG (SE): “We must wake up and identify ourselves as Chinese people,” the former bishop of Hong Kong, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-Kiun, told around 300 people gathered to pray at Victoria Park on the anniversary of those who died  at Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989.

He said that the matter is far from being resolved, as to date no responsibility on the part of the government has been admitted and there has never been an apology.

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