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Bishop’s anthem woes

HONG KONG (SE): A saga that began at the Caritas Bazaar on November 12 with a question to Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung as to whether he would instruct Catholic schools on how to sing the Chinese national anthem ended on the evening of November 16 with the bishop of Hong Kong appearing on television in the midst of a media scrum.
 

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The bishop who was simply disappeared

HONG KONG (AsiaNews): A Mass was offered on the evening of October 11 at St. Andrew’s parish in Tseung Kwan O for the intentions of Bishop James Su Zhimin, who disappeared from his diocese of Baoding in China some 20 years ago and little to nothing has been heard of his situation since.
 
Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung invited the gathering at the Mass organised by the Justice and Peace Commission to pray for the Chinese bishop that he may one day regain his freedom and return to the care of the people whom God has entrusted to him.

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One bishop’s dreams

HONG KONG (SE): While Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung sees many challenges for the Church both in China and Hong Kong, as well as internationally, he told the French publication La Croix in an interview published on October 18 that his primary focus is on his own diocese.
 
The 71-year-old bishop believes that the local Church’s major priorities are local and as the bishop of Hong Kong he sees many immediate challenges that what he terms a fractured society presents.
 

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We are all people on the move

HONG KONG (SE): To mark the launch of Share the Journey by Caritas Hong Kong, a prayer vigil for migrants and refugees was held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on September 27.
 
Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung said during the vigil that caring for migrants and refugees is an important expression of our faith and we should not forget that each and every one of us is but a traveller on this earth.
 

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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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