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A letter of condolence from the Diocese of Essen

On January 8, a few days after the passing of Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, John Cardinal Tong Hon, apostolic administrator for the Diocese of Hong Kong received a letter of condolence from Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck, the bishop of our sister diocese of Essen, in Germany. The bishop wrote:
 
Your Eminence, 
Dear Cardinal Tong, 
 

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Thousands mourn late bishop

HONG KONG (SE): Over 3,000 people gathered at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception for the wake and vigil Mass for the late Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung on January 10 and the next morning, nearly 2,000 came to pay their respects at the funeral Mass.
 

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Migrant community mourns Bishop Yeung

HONG KONG (SE): At a Mass on January 6 at Christ the King Chapel, Causeway Bay, the migrant community of Hong Kong sadly mourned the loss of its beloved Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung who had been greatly supportive of migrants. 
 
The Mass in English was celebrated by Indonesian chaplain, Father Heribertus Hadiarto; Filipino chaplain, Father Jay Flandez, and Father Jun Jacobe. Around 400 people from the Indonesian, Filipino, Sri Lankan and Vietnamese communities took part.
 

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Mourning Bishop Yeung

Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung passed away on January 3 at the age of 73. The news was met with astonishment and deep grief.
 
Bishop Yeung had worked with Caritas-Hong Kong for many years when he was appointed vicar general in 2009. He was named one of three auxiliary bishops by Pope Francis in 2014, and was consecrated Bishop of Hong Kong in 2017.
 








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Not just love, but big love is Caritas

Fr. Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, Director, Caritas Education, reads the nameplate on the door of Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung quarters in the Catholic Diocese Centre. For Father Joseph Yim Tak-lung, who worked with Bishop Yeung at Caritas-Hong Kong, this explains the person of the late bishop. 
 

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I offer my pains to glorify the Lord

I knew Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung for more than 45 years. We spent our seminary days together at the Holy Spirit Seminary. He was very good in Chinese culture, history and literature. I have fond memories of him playing football where he was always the goalkeeper. When he joined the seminary, he was at least 10 years older than us and used to call me “little boy” and would joyfully spent his time with us. 
 

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