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Wilkommen im Hong Kong…

Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck of Essen, together with his collaborators paid a friendly (and pastoral) visit to Hong Kong as part of the partnership that has linked the two dioceses for more than half a century. During his stay, he had a chance to visit some of the works of the Hong Kong diocese and exchange with other people directly linked to the partnership. In fact, the two dioceses are called “sisters”.

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Hong Kong’s twin diocese turns 60

HONG KONG (SE): Hong Kong’s twin diocese of Essen in Germany celebrated its 60th anniversary of foundation on February 23.

It was pioneer country when the diocese was carved out of Münster, Cologne and Paderborn, encompassing the fast developing coal fields and industrial complex of the Ruhr Valley.

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