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Cardinal Zen awarded Medal of Freedom

HONG KONG (UCAN): Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, the outspoken former bishop of Hong Kong, is scheduled to receive the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom from the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, in the United States of America (US), on January 28.
 
The award is given each year to those individuals and institutions who have demonstrated a lifelong commitment to freedom and democracy, and opposition to communism and all other forms of tyranny, according to the foundation’s website.
 

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Cardinal Zen honours Bishop Yeung’s service to Caritas

HONG KONG (SE): Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun expressed his appreciation of the late Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung’s longtime service to Caritas-Hong Kong and his dedication in helping the needy. The cardinal celebrated the vigil Mass and concelebrated the funeral Mass for the bishop on January 10 and 11.
 

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Real democracy cannot be achieved in haste says Cardinal Zen

HONG KONG (SE): At the screening on December 30 of a documentary, Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella, about the Umbrella Movement, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, the former bishop of Hong Kong, said people in the movement had already achieved something by showing their strong desire for real universal suffrage. However, he also urged them to have a strategy and not to expect a quick victory.
 
“Do not be impatient for a result, it is dangerous,” he said.
 

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Memorial for priest dead under mysterious circumstances

HONG KONG (UCAN): Around 100 people attended a memorial service held for Father Pedro Wei Heping of the unofficial Church in China, who died three years ago under mysterious circumstances.
 
Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun the former bishop of Hong Kong, led the service at St. Bonaventure Church, Tsz Wan Shan on November 15.
 

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Salesian Sisters honour jubilarians

HONG KONG (SE): The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (the Salesian Sisters) in Hong Kong celebrated their Foundation Day on August 5 along with the silver and diamond jubilees of the religious profession of six of their sisters and the perpetual vow of another at St. Andrew’s parish, Tseung Kwan O. 
 

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St. Paul’s Hospital celebrates 120 years of service

HONG KONG (SE): The Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres celebrated the 120th anniversary of the establishment of St. Paul’s Hospital at a Mass concelebrated by Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun and John Cardinal Tong Hon at the adjacent Christ the King Chapel, Causeway Bay, on April 21.
 
St. Paul sisters from different regions were in attendance.
 

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Cardinal Zen receives human rights award

HONG KONG (AsiaNews): Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong, received the human rights award from the Stephanus Foundation on April 7.
 
Past recipients include Chaldean Patriarch Mar Louis Sako, Syriac Orthodox Sister Hatune Dogan, and Brother Andrew, nicknamed God’s smuggler for his exploits in smuggling Bibles into the countries behind the Iron Curtain.
 
Cardinal Zen noted that those who received the award before him suffered persecution, but said, “Did I? I suffered nothing.”

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Cardinal Zen receives human rights award

HONG KONG (AsiaNews): Cardinal Joseph Zen, the former bishop of Hong Kong, received the human rights award from the Stephanus Foundation on April 7.
 
Past recipients include Chaldean Patriarch Mar Louis Sako, Syriac Orthodox Sister Hatune Dogan, and Brother Andrew, nicknamed God’s smuggler for his exploits in smuggling Bibles into the countries behind the Iron Curtain.
 
Cardinal Zen noted that those who received the award before him suffered persecution, but said, “Did I? I suffered nothing.”

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Share the gospel by living it bishop says

HONG KONG (SE): “Sharing the gospel does not mean merely sharing the knowledge of it, instead it invites the faithful to share their lives lived according to gospel values,” said Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, the bishop of Hong Kong, in his homily during the Chrism Mass on March 29. 
 
Over 1,000 people packed the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Caine Road for the celebration on Holy Thursday. 
 

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Book launch to mark Columban centenary

HONG KONG (SE): With the launching of Columban Missionaries in Hong Kong, a new book authored by Father Joseph Houston, the Missionary Society of Saint Columban kick-started its centenary celebrations during a special reception held at the Irish Consulate in Central on March 15.
 

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