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Celebrating the service offered by priests and religious in the diocese

 

HONG KONG (SE): “We offer our gratitude for the service and sacrifice of those who today are celebrating their 70th, 60th, golden and silver jubilees of ordination or entry into the religious life,” John Cardinal Tong Hon said at an afternoon tea held in the Caritas Community Hall, Mid-Levels, to mark the long service of priests and religious in the diocese on December 7.

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Dialogue and culture are top priority Cardinal Tong insists

 

HONG KONG (SE): The appeal from the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Fernando Cardinal Filoni, to the authorities in Beijing to reopen a dialogue with the Holy See highlights an extremely important issue, the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, told Vatican Insider on October 28 in Rome.

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Synod says Chinese bishop was there in spirit

 

VATICAN (SE): The Synod of Bishops has assured its lone voice from China that his spiritual presence was felt at the gathering despite his physical absence.

Bishop Lucas Li Jingfeng, from Fengxiang, wrote a letter that was read out to the synod, in which he presented the Church in China as a model of fidelity and devotion despite 50 years of persecution, contrasting it with the tepidness of Catholic people in Europe and in the west, UCA News reported.

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Hong Kong plays host to conference on lay ministry in Chinese communities

 

HONG KONG (SE): A Conference on Sharing the Experience of Lay Ministry for Chinese-speaking communities from around the world was launched in Hong Kong on October 27 at the Caritas Hall in Caine Road.

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China’s lone voice at synod not enough

 

VATICAN (SE): Even South Sudan, the world’s newest nation was represented at the Synod of Bishops in Rome, which is scheduled to conclude on October 27, but one of the world’s oldest civilisations with a bigger population than any other country, China, managed to score only one lone voice, and that by letter.

Bishop Luke Li Jing Feng, from Fengxiang in Shaanxi province, did manage to make an intervention by letter.

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