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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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Real democracy cannot be achieved in haste says Cardinal Zen

HONG KONG (SE): At the screening on December 30 of a documentary, Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella, about the Umbrella Movement, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, the former bishop of Hong Kong, said people in the movement had already achieved something by showing their strong desire for real universal suffrage. However, he also urged them to have a strategy and not to expect a quick victory.
 
“Do not be impatient for a result, it is dangerous,” he said.
 

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Jubilarians encouraged to live forward and pass on the mission

HONG KONG (SE): The Diocese of Hong Kong paid tribute to 49 priests and religious celebrating their 25th, 50th, 60th and 70th anniversaries of ordination or religious profession on December 7, a day before the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. 
 

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Reading and living God’s word

Over 200 participants gathered for the Eleventh World Chinese Biblical Congress held from November 22 to 26 in Hong Kong, following the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Chinese Catholic Bible (Studium Biblicum version, 1968-2018), and committed to continue promoting the reading and living of God’s Word to nourish fruitful ministry in the Church.
 








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Three ordained to permanent diaconate

HONG KONG (SE): Reverend Andy Lau Wai-ming, Reverend Victor Lee Hon-kit and Reverend Simon Chan Yuk-keung were ordained permanent deacons by Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Caine Road, on November 24. 
 
The Mass was concelebrated by the bishop with John Cardinal Tong Hon, Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing and other priests of the diocese. 
 

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Motivating young lives through basketball programme

HONG KONG (SE): Dylan Chan Yee-fu, a top basketball player in the Hong Kong A1 Division Championship league, is now the coach of a basketball programme implemented by his alma mater, the Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School.  
 
During the launching ceremony of the Cheng-chung Youth Basketball and Leadership Training Scheme on November 16, the renowned basketball player thanked the teachers of the school who motivated him from Form 1 to 3.
 

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Celebrating a Columban century: Everyone is a missionary

HONG KONG (SE): “All of us then are missionaries, whatever our path in life, or whatever our stage of life, or whatever country we live in,” Father Tim Mulroy, the new superior general of the Missionary Society of St. Columban, said at a Mass to conclude the centenary celebrations of the Missionary Society of St. Columban at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Caine Road, on November 23, the feast of St. Columban.
 

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Shelter for the homeless opens on Day of the Poor

HONG KONG (SE): The Sant’Egidio Community in Hong Kong observed the World Day of the Poor with the opening of the Home of Mercy, a shelter for the homeless and the former prison inmates in Chungking Mansions, Tsim Sha Tsui, on November 18. 
 
The 1,000 square foot centre can accommodate eight residents. The inauguration, officiated by Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong, marked the golden jubilee of the community in Rome.  
 

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Korean democracy lesson for Hong Kong

GWANGJU (UCAN): Twelve members of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Diocese of Hong Kong (JPC) visited Gwangju, South Korea to learn about the Gwangju Uprising of 18 to 27 May 1980, when citizens took up arms after Chonnam University students demonstrating against the military government were beaten by soldiers. South Korean authorities said about 200 died in the uprising from but activists put the figure at about 2,000.
 

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