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Baptism is commission to mission for everyone

HONG KONG (SE): John Cardinal Tong Hon reiterated the message of Vatican II that all the baptised are called to be missionary in their lives at a Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the feast of Christ the King on November 22.

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Integrating the Church into Chinese society

HONG KONG (SE): “It is encouraging to see that in Chinese society today misunderstandings towards the Catholic Church are declining, thanks to dialogue and meetings,” John Cardinal Tong Hon said at the opening of the fifth edition of a seminar organised by the Hong Kong-based Faith Institute for Cultural Studies and the Yuan Dao Study Society, together with the People’s University of Beijing under the theme of The integration of the Catholic Church in China with the society More from this section






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Cardinal cautions on same-sex marriage

HONG KONG (SE): A notice to the diocese released by the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, encouraging people in the diocese to study the platform of various political parties and candidates standing in the upcoming November 22 District Council Ordinary Elections, was sent to parishes and Church pastoral workers on November 5.

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Caritas Bazaar season opens at Victoria Park
Hong Kong (SE): Around 18,000 visitors packed into Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, as Caritas-Hong Kong kicked off its annual season of charity bazaars on November 1.
 
John Cardinal Tong Hon, the bishop of Hong Kong, and Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-chueng were joined at the ribbon-cutting ceremony by the chief secretary for administration in Hong Kong, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and deputy chief executive of ICBC (Asia), Leung Ming-hym. 
 
A second bazaar was held concurrently in Tuen Mun, the New Territories.
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Cardinal John Tong’s Pastoral Letter - Human Ecology and The Family

Strengthen Marriage; Not Redefine it!

 

Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,

May you live and proclaim with love and joy the Gospel of the Family! That was the core message in my Pastoral Letter issued on 29 September 2014, the eve of the Extraordinary Synod which was convoked by Pope Francis to focus on the Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization 1.   

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Appeal from Cardinal Tong for 
Caritas-Hong Kong’s annual fund-raising drive


Turn mercy into action
– give hope to the world –




Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ



In the Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis proclaimed that “Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy.” This one line sums up the mystery of the Christian faith that mercy has become “living” and “visible” in Jesus of Nazareth, reaching its zenith in Him.


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Eighty-six new catechists
 added to the pool

HONG KONG (SE): The graduation of the 49th class from the Diocesan Catechetical Centre on July 14 added 86 new catechists to the pool of volunteers who accompany people during their preparation for baptism in the diocese.

The centre has been training catechists to work in parishes and schools in Hong Kong for the past 50 years and to date a total of 4,472 people have graduated from what is now a two-year course.

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‘I hereby declare the Year of Faith open…’

 

HONG KONG (SE): “I hereby declare the Year of Faith open,” the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, proclaimed to the applause of some 7,500 people at a ceremony marking the end of the Year of the Laity and formal opening of the Year of Faith held at AsiaWorld-Expo in Chek Lap Kok.

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Never too late to suggest dialogue Cardinal Tong says

 

ROME (SE): “However oppressive external restrictions are, they cannot corrupt or take away the gift of faith, if there is faith,” John Cardinal Tong Hon told Gianni Valente from Vatican Insider.

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