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Priest abducted in Yemen rescued

HONG KONG (SE): Indian Father Tom Uzhunnalil of the Salesians of Don Bosco, who was abducted by Islamic State militants in Yemen on 4 March 2016, was finally freed on September 12 after 18 months in captivity. 

Oman’s state-run news agency ONA, reported that Omani authorities “in coordination with the Yemeni parties” rescued him.
 

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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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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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Salesians celebrate anniversaries

HONG KONG (SE): The Society of St. Francis de Sales, more commonly known as the Salesians of Don Bosco, celebrated the 201st anniversary of the birth of its founder, St. John Bosco, on August 16.

Sixteen priests and sisters from the Salesian family also marked the anniversaries of their vows and ordinations, and Anthony Pun Ming-chi, a seminarian, took his perpetual vows.

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