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Centenary of Fatima marked in Cheung Chau

HONG KONG (SE): People were urged to continue praying for peace in the world during a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis marking the centenary of the apparition of Our Lady at Fatima in Portugal, and John Cardinal Tong Hon took up the same theme at a celebration of the feast day of the parish in Our Lady of Fatima on Cheung Chau on May 13.
 
Around 700 people, many of whom had crossed the seas from Hong Kong and Kowloon, gathered for the annual Mass.
 

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Our Lady of Fatima

In 1917, the apparitions of Our Lady occurred at Fatima. On the 13th of this month, Pope Francis will visit the small Portuguese town to preside over the celebration of their centenary.

In 1910, following the Portuguese Revolution, Portugal came under a Marxist government and in the traditionally Catholic country religion suffered from unprecedented persecution. Clergy were expelled and seminaries, convents and Church properties were confiscated. The government wanted to exterminate religion.








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Centenary of Marian apparition marked

HONG KONG (SE): A statue of Our Lady of Fatima that was blessed by Pope Francis on January 11 this year was the guest of honour at a celebration held at St. Joseph’s in Central of the centenary of her appearance at Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.

The gathering was reminded of the importance of reflecting on their lives and the need for conversion, which is the central message of the Marian apparition in the Portuguese village 100 years ago.

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Our Lady of Fatima visits Hong Kong

HONG KONG (UCAN): A statue of Our Lady of Fatima blessed by Pope Francis made its first appearance on its Asian tour in Hong Kong to celebrate the centennial of the Marian apparition in Portugal.

Pope Francis blessed six Centennial Pilgrim Statues of Our Lady of Fatima at the Vatican on January 11 before sending them on tour in six continents. Hong Kong is the first stop on the Asian itinerary.

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Marian fiesta at Cheung Chau

HONG KONG (SE): A procession in honour of the Holy Cross and Our Lady of Fatima organised by Our Lady of Fatima parish in Cheung Chau and the ad hoc committee of the Jubilee of Mercy was held on October 9. 

Led by John Cardinal Tong Hon and Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing, the aim of the day was to pray for the Cheung Chau community, Hong Kong and China.

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