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St. Vincent de Paul Society celebrates 155th anniversary

HONG KONG (SE): The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which has the longest history of a charity organisation in the Church in Hong Kong, has a tough mission, which is also a blessing, Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing, auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong, said, when he celebrated a Mass to mark the 155th anniversary of the society’s Central Council of Hong Kong and the feast day of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul, on September 27 at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Caine Road.
 

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Remain hopeful like saints talk urges

HONG KONG (SE): People were encouraged to live out Catholic social teachings with hopefulness amidst adversity at a talk and a prayer service in memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero, organised by the Justice and Peace Commission, at St. Andrew’s Church, Tseung Kwan O, on September 9.
 

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Bishops of Hong Kong and Macau discuss Sino-Vatican relations with pope

VATICAN (SE): Pope Francis met with Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing of Hong Kong, together with Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang, bishop of Macau, during their ad limina visit on the morning of June 23 for an hour and 14 minutes the Chinese-language Catholic weekly, Kung Kao Po, reported.
 
Together with the pope and the Vatican secretary of state, Pietro Cardinal Parolin, they discussed the ongoing dialogue with China.
 

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Every life is sacred

HONG KONG (SE): Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing, auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong, presided over the Pro-Life Day Eucharistic celebration on May 31, at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Caine Road. 
 
Organised for the second time by the Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family, this year over 500 people came together to pray for and pledge to promote life. 
 

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God walks with us in our vocation

HONG KONG (SE): The Diocese of Hong Kong celebrated the 55th anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations with different activities on April 21 and 22. The events were organised by the Diocesan Commission for Vocations.
 

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Share the gospel by living it bishop says

HONG KONG (SE): “Sharing the gospel does not mean merely sharing the knowledge of it, instead it invites the faithful to share their lives lived according to gospel values,” said Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, the bishop of Hong Kong, in his homily during the Chrism Mass on March 29. 
 
Over 1,000 people packed the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Caine Road for the celebration on Holy Thursday. 
 

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Catechumens exhorted to live in the light of Christ

Hong Kong (SE): On March 11, St. Andrew’s Church hosted the Rite of Scrutiny, officiated by auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-sing. During his homily the bishop exhorted the catechumens not to forget what they learned during their catechumenate journey and to rely on Christ to live in the light of Christ, which they receive in the Sacraments of Initiation.  
 

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Gender should not be reassigned bishop says

HONG KONG (SE): Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing, auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong, expressed concern that, “Any legislation recognising sex reassignment will result in reverse discrimination,” as he spoke to a representatives from parishes and schools, on issues faced by transgender people in religious, medical and educational areas of life. 
 

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Hong Kong lay missionary returns to serve in Kenya

HONG KONG (SE): Stephanie Chan Sin-ying, a lay missionary from Hong Kong was commissioned by Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing as a missionary to Kenya, Africa, for three years during a ceremony Holy Spirit Seminary Chapel on January 13. 
 
She previously spent eight years on mission to Kenya before returning to Hong Kong in 2012 to pursuing her doctoral studies.
 

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God’s love at the end of life’s journey

HONG KONG (SE): Around 700 medical practitioners and pastoral workers from Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan participated in the fifth Bioethics Conference on how to care for terminally ill patients and their families in the love of God. 
 
The conference, held at the Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Tseung Kwan O, from December 9 to 10, was organised by the Bioethics Resources Centre of the Holy Spirit Seminary College, the Diocesan Committee for Bioethics and other organisations. 
 

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