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Cardinal Tong celebrates Christmas at Stanley Prison

 

HONG KONG (SE): For Catholics in Stanley Prison, the Christmas celebration  received a boost from John Cardinal Tong Hon when he said Mass on Christmas Day to share the joy of the occasion with those whose festive season is often devoid of family and religious celebration.

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Searching for the light of Christmas

HONG KONG (SE): A longing for peace, security and the freedom to be ourselves dominated messages from religious and world leaders in the run up to Christmas in 2015, with the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, saying in his message to the city that peace is becoming more tenuous and seems to be moving beyond the stretch of our fingers.

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Holy Door in Hong Kong is open

HONG KONG (SE): As darkness fell across the city of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon stood in the flickering light of a phalanx of torch bearers in the grounds of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to formally inaugurate the Jubilee of Mercy in the diocese on December 12.

Beginning with a plea to God to have mercy on the world and its people, the bishop of the diocese prayed to the Lord who forgives faults and heals infirmities, as well as human weakness.

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Prioritising care for marginalised families

HONG KONG (SE): The Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council held its annual general meeting on November 13 at which it restated its commitment to strengthening the connection between marriage and family, as well as introducing new initiatives to support marginalised families.

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Diocese celebrates religious jubilees

HONG KONG (SE): “On behalf of the diocese, I offer sincere and warm congratulations to all the jubilarians celebrating anniversaries of priesthood and religious life,” John Cardinal Tong Hon said at an afternoon reception in honour of priests and religious marking significant anniversaries this year at the Caritas Community Hall in Caine Road.

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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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