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Deacons welcome but misunderstood

HONG KONG (UCAN): Hong Kong was the first Latin-rite diocese in Asia to begin promoting the permanent diaconate in 1997 and a survey carried out by the Hong Kong diocese reveals that parishioners accept permanent deacons, but do not fully understand their ministry.
 
Conducted by the Catholic Studies Centre of the Chinese University of Hong Kong over a three-year period, the results of the survey were released April 23 with the expectation of a more detailed version coming in June.
 

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