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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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It is tough at the top

On August 1, the Holy See announced that it has accepted the retirement of the current bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, and that he is to be succeeded automatically by his coadjutor, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung.
 
While a change in the leadership at the top of the diocese is always a matter of much interest, often preceded by a period of intense speculation, in one sense it is of little consequence, yet in another, it is vital for the Church.
 








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Cardinal John Tong retiring and Most Rev. Michael Yeung succeeding as Bishop of Hong Kong

 

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Chief executive-designate visits Cardinal Tong

 

The coadjutor of the diocese, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, and vicar general, Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming, gathered to extend their congratulations to Lam, who is a parishioner at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wan Chai.

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Coadjutor bishop for diocese

HONG KONG (SE): “To be honest, I’m very nervous,” Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung said in response to an announcement from the coordinator of the Holy See Study Mission in Hong Kong, Monsignor Ante Josic, that he had been appointed by Pope Francis as the coadjutor bishop with right of succession to the incumbent, John Cardinal Tong Hon.

Bishop Yeung described the news as being like an Annunciation, which he equated with a call to accept God’s mercy and move forward in a merciful way.

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