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Diocesan guidelines get a revamp

HONG KONG (SE): The diocese of Hong Kong has published a revision it its 35-year-old guidelines to pastoral practice in an effort to meet the needs of modern times.
The new guide has been in preparation for at least five years and while the English edition and the section on the sacrament of matrimony have not yet been completed, they are in the pipeline.
 

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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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Who’s who gather for Donald Tsang

HONG KONG (SE): Around 200 people gathered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the evening of March 29 to pray for the intentions of the former chief executive, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, and those of his family.

Father Dominic Chan Chi-ming said at a Mass offered for the occasion that he had visited Tsang at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre after he had been found guilty and told him that in all things God has his purpose.

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Permanent deaconate has long way to go in China

HONG KONG (AsiaNews): For what is believed to have been the first time the Church in China has begun a discussion on the possibility of establishing the permanent deaconate.

While the permanent deaconate has grown in Hong Kong and is open to both married and single men, a September 6 to 9 gathering of the Council of Chinese Bishops was the first occasion on which it has been formally discussed in China.

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Spreading the word on torture claimants

HONG KONG (SE): The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Central Council Hong Kong organised a visit for around 100 people to the residences of torture claimants and asylum seekers in Hong Kong on June 25 in order to promote a greater knowledge and better understanding of their real situation and plight.

The event was part of a campaign to support asylum seekers and torture claimants in Hong Kong and was organised by the ad hoc committee of the Jubilee of Mercy and the St. Vincent de Paul.

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Demand for across the board pensions

HONG KONG (SE): As the consultation period on retirement protection came to a close, thousands of people, including senior citizens rallied on June 19 in Chater Road, Central, in a public demand for the government to introduce a universal pension scheme without means testing or an asset limit.

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Hong Kong’s historic saltpans receive heritage award

BANGKOK (SE): The historic saltpans on Yim Tin Tsai Island off the coast of Sai Kung have been listed in the 2015 Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards by UNESCO (United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture).

The conservation work carried out on the saltpans to restore them to functioning condition was coordinated by members of the Chan family, who are descendants of early residents of the island.

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