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Approaching China with healthy realism

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, the new bishop of Hong Kong, has described his approach to dealing with China as one of healthy realism that must consider ongoing talks between the Vatican and Beijing.
 
The 71-year-old Bishop Yeung was keen to remind people that he is neither a diplomat nor engaged in Vatican-Beijing negotiations and added that he would not rock the boat in terms of relations between the Church and China.
 

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Jubilee celebration for two Good Shepherd sisters

HONG KONG (SE): A Mass was celebrated by Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, at Mother of Good Counsel parish, San Po Kong, to mark the 50th and the 60th anniversaries of religious profession of Sister Peter Chua and Sister Felicitas Nisperos of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd on September 10.
 
The celebration was attended by over 400 people from the Filipino and Chinese-speaking communities who have been the longtime friends of the two.
 

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A chapter closes but the dawn of resurrection awaits

HONG KONG (SE): The 24th general chapter of the Sisters of the Precious Blood closed on August 8 with a thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung to thank God for his guidance and blessings.
 
After 10 days of discussion and sharing, the 30 delegates left with the confidence that they had found new direction in the challenge of evangelisation faced by the only locally founded religious congregation for women in Hong Kong.
 

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New bishop installed

HONG KONG (SE): “It would be a sad day for Hong Kong if it were true to say that people here cared only for economic growth. Hong Kong’s well-being calls for a wide range of values to be fostered, including education and appropriate action to strive for integral human development,” Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung said on August 5 at his installation as the eighth bishop of Hong Kong, since it was recognised as a diocese in 1946.
 

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We can work together

HONG KONG (SE): “This gathering today is a testimony that we can all work together for the betterment of our society by showing love, forgiveness and charity across the boundaries of all religions and cultures,” the newly installed bishop of Hong Kong, Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, told guests at a cocktail party held in the Caritas Community Hall on August 7.
 

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To speak or remain silent? A bishop’s dilemma

HONG KONG (SE): At his installation Mass as bishop of Hong Kong on 23 September 2002, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun said that one of his biggest challenges was to know when to speak and when to remain silent.
 
Although much has been made  of the myriad moments that the garrulous bishop chose speak, the sound of his silence is more difficult to discern, as the dilemma was a distinctly personal one for the newly appointed bishop to grapple with.
 

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With an eye for a Church of the poor

HONG KONG (SE): Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung spoke with a simplicity and honesty about his new position in his first meeting with the media as bishop of the city on August 2.
In a prepared statement, he thanked his predecessor, John Cardinal Tong Hon, for his half a century of service to the people of Hong Kong then quietly outlined care for the last, the least and the lost as his major pastoral priority for the coming years.
 

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New bishop for Hong Kong

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Hong Kong of Cardinal John Tong Hon. He is to be succeeded by Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung...            
(Vatican announcement August 1 at 6.00pm Hong Kong time)

 

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Pushing family life at Book Fair

HONG KONG (SE): Organisations connected with the Catholic Church sponsoring exhibits at the annual Hong Kong Book Fair, which is traditionally held during July at the Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, were upbeat on the opening day.
 
Running this year from July 19 to 25, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung opened the Catholic exhibition with a blessing ceremony on the first morning of the fair.
 

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