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Bishop calls for public consultation on Lantau Tomorrow Vision proposition

HONG KONG (SE): In a forum looking at the Lantau Tomorrow Vision reclamation project proposed by the Hong Kong government, Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing, auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong, urged the government to make public welfare the top priority and undertake a thorough consultation with the people of Hong Kong before carrying out the development project.
 

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Youth parish groups gather to discuss DOCAT

HONG KONG (SE): In response to the Year of Youth, a seminar on DOCAT, the summary of the social doctrine of the Catholic Church for young people, was held at St. Francis parish, Sham Shui Po on February 23, to help parishes formulate directions in youth pastoral care.
 

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A walk to support vocations

HONG KONG (SE): The Diocesan Commission for Vocations organised a walk to promote vocations on December 26, in which around 500 participants taking different routes, walked to Holy Spirit Seminary in Aberdeen.
 
Different parishes, schools and religious institutes joined the event. Led by Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing, around 200 people started their journey from Aberdeen Technical School reciting rosary. Other groups were required to take a route no less than an hour from the seminary. 
 

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Cardinal Tong named apostolic administrator

HONG KONG (SE): John Cardinal Tong Hon, the former bishop of Hong Kong, said his appointment as apostolic administrator showed the concern of the Holy See for diocese in this transitional period, since an apostolic administrator has similar powers to those of a bishop of the diocese and this gives more time for the Vatican to make a wise decision on the appointment of a new bishop. 
 

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Ordained to the diaconate

HONG KONG (SE): Diocesan seminarian, Timothy Yan Ho-fung, was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Caine Road, on October 27. 
 
Around 800 people attended the ordination Mass which was concelebrated by Bishop Yeung, John Cardinal Tong Hon, Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing, rector of the Holy Spirit Seminary, as well as a number of priests of the diocese. 
 
Bishop Yeung encouraged Deacon Yan to serve others in love, as he would serve God.

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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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