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Ecological spirituality is born out of action

HONG KONG (SE): A group set up to study the apostolic exhortation from Pope Francis, Praise Be: On care for our common home (Laudate Si), says that it believes it has had an effect on every day Catholics.

The group said that the pope’s message reveals more awareness of, care and concern for nature, the environment and the situation of the marginalised, and provides encouragement to Church organisations to continue promoting environmental awareness.

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A Christmas message from Cardinal Tong

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

Christmas is approaching. As we contemplate the beautiful scene of the Holy Family, immersed in peace and serenity, with the Infant Jesus in a manger, we cannot but recall the many events that, in sharp contrast, have taken place in Hong Kong, our home, over the past several years.

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Prayers for justice before million-strong rally against extradition bill

HONG KONG (SE): Church groups showed unity in opposing the Hong Kong government’s proposed extradition bill as around 1,000 people came together for a prayer service before joining the million-strong protest march, organised by the Civil Human Rights Front, on June 9, Pentecost Sunday.
 

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Thousands pray for Tiananmen Massacre victims

HONG KONG (SE): Over 1,000 people came together on June 4 at the music kiosk of Victoria Park for a prayer service for the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing 30 years ago. The gathering was organised by the Union of Hong Kong Catholic Organisations in support of the Patriotic and Democratic Movement in China.
 
Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing of Hong Kong, said the victims of the massacre will always be remembered even though 30 years have passed, because they showed the beautiful side of human nature. 
 

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Memory of Tiananmen Square endures despite censorship and alternative facts

HONG KONG (SE): On the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre on 4 June 1989, the Chinese government moved to stifle even the slightest mention of the tragic incident on social media platforms in China. AsiaNews reported on May 30 that live streaming and video sites, as well as web hosts had scheduled system updates making it impossible to change profile pictures, register new accounts or post comments in real time. The report noted that streaming sites like YY, Huya and Douyu announced that they would carry out system maintenance until June 6 or 7.

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Teachers urged to work with God’s love

HONG KONG (SE): Over 11,000 educators from more than 200 Catholic schools joined the annual Catholic School Teachers’ Day organised by the Catholic Education Office at the Asia World Expo, Chek Lap Kok, on May 16 under the theme, Let the Children Come to Me! 
 

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Campaign urges government to withdraw extradition bill

HONG KONG (SE): The Justice and Peace Commission of the Diocese of Hong Kong collected over 4,000 signatures for a petition urging the Hong Kong government to withdraw its controversial extradition law amendment bill. 
 

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Passing on the value of justice

HONG KONG (SE): During a talk marking the 30th anniversary of the Tiananman Square massacre, Father Louis Ha Ke-loon urged people to live out the value of justice in memory of those who sacrificed their lives in the patriotic and democratic movement in Beijing in 1989.
 

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How Church has grown with Hong Kong

HONG KONG (SE): Around 80 people attended seminar about the role of the Catholic Church in the development of Hong Kong over the past century, organised by the Centre for Catholic Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on April 27.
 
Father Louis Ha Ke-loon, director of the centre and the diocesan archivist, talked about the relationship between the Catholic Church and the city. 
 

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Newly-baptised urged to build up the Church

HONG KONG (SE): Newly-baptised Catholics were urged to be part of the family of the Church and participate in building it up during an orientation programme organised by the Hong Kong Central Council of Catholic Laity at Southorn Stadium, Wanchai, on May 1. They were encouraged to put faith into action through prayer, getting involved in parish life, studying the scriptures, joining faith communities, as well as showing concern for the needy and social justice.
 
The newly-baptised were joined by their godparents and catechists as well.

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