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Dialogue is indispensable for peaceful co-existence Cardinal Tong says

“I believe that time will prove he (Pope Francis) is right, even if it is after his death. History will prove him right,” said John Cardinal Tong Hon, the former bishop of Hong Kong. 
 
In an interview given to America magazine in mid-March, the cardinal said that Pope Francis promotes the Holy See’s negotiations with China for the good of the Church and for the whole of humanity. 
 

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There is a time to step down

HONG KONG (SE): After 21 years as a bishop, John Cardinal Tong Hon officially stepped down from his current position as bishop of Hong Kong on August 1, when the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had accepted his offer of retirement.
 
Cardinal Tong was ordained a bishop together with his predecessor, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, on 13 September 1996, during the time of John Baptist Cardinal Wu Cheng-chung.
 

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Cardinal John Tong retiring and Most Rev. Michael Yeung succeeding as Bishop of Hong Kong

 

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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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