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A milestone on one missionary journey

HONG KONG (SE): A packed Christ the King Chapel roared its approval as Arjay Venus, a seminarian from the Missionary Society of the Divine Word, was presented to the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, for ordination to the deaconate on June 9.

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Big welcome for Hong Kong’s newly-baptised

HONG KONG (SE): Over 900 people joined John Cardinal Tong Hon, the bishop of Hong Kong; Auxiliary Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung  and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing; and diocesan chancellor, Father Lawrence Lee Len, at a welcoming event for the newly-baptised of the diocese organised by the Hong Kong Central Council of Catholic Laity at the Southorn Stadium, Wanchai, on May 1. 

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Bishop highlights China and marriage in celebration of priesthood

HONG KONG (SE): It is at the Chrism Mass, which this year was celebrated on the morning of Holy Thursday, March 24, at Immaculate Conception Cathedral that the priestly identity of Christ in the local Church as a diocesan community made up of bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons and lay people, is explicitly acknowledged.

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Easter pastoral letter from our bishop: To be ambassadors of mercy and reconciliation

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord

Peace be with you!” (Matthew 28:9). In the way in which our Risen Lord Jesus Christ greeted his disciples, I use His words to share with you joy and peace in this season of Easter.

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Thousands prepare for baptism

HONG KONG (SE):   “You have not only found the light, you also have to transform it into a light that will illuminate the world,” John Cardinal Tong Hon told catechumens preparing to be baptised at the Easter Vigil.

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End of Year of Consecrated Life marked

HONG KONG (SE): Although becoming fewer in number, the presence of religious from various congregations and secular institutes of consecrated life are a precious part of the life of the Church, John Cardinal Tong Hon told a Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to mark the end of the Year of Consecrated Life on February 2.

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A Lenten message from our bishop

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ

 

Every year the season of Lent is a special period when we strive to make further progress in attaining Christian perfection and bringing about the kingdom of God through a more devout practice of prayer, fasting and works of charity.

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Ecumenical prayer opens legal year

HONG KONG (SE): Around 100 members of the legal fraternity gathered to pray for the implementation of justice, fairness and mercy at an ecumenical service led by John Cardinal Tong Hon and Bishop Andrew Chan Au-ming, from the Anglican Communion, at St Joseph’s in Central on January 11 to mark the opening of the legal year.

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Cooperate with God and break the wall of indifference cardinal urges

HONG KONG (SE): On January 1, the World Day of Peace, John Cardinal Tong Hon urged people to be concerned with the various issues affecting the world and break the wall of indifference.

The bishop of Hong Kong concelebrated the Mass of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, with Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing and other priests of the diocese, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Caine Road. 

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Cardinal Tong marks jubilee of ordination

Hong Kong (SE): “Time flies. Fifty years have passed so quickly” John Cardinal Tong Hon, the bishop of Hong Kong, said at the Holy Spirit Seminary, Aberdeen, on January 6, as he quietly marked the golden anniversary of his priestly ordination.

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