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Thousands boycott class for city as new school year begins

HONG KONG (SE): “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” read one of the placards held up by one of student protesters as they knelt on the ground at St. Francis’ Canossian College on September 2, on the first day of the new school year. The students were staging school boycott in an act of defiance, calling for the government to meet the protesters’ demands, including the ouster of Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Lam is an alumni of the college. 

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Prayers for peace as the city witnesses increased protest violence

HONG KONG (SE): John Cardinal Tong Hon, the apostolic administrator of Hong Kong, led around 800 people in a prayer for peace and healing during a Mass concelebrated with Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing, Father Peter Choy Wai-man and nearly 20 priests from the diocese at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Shek Kip Mei, on August 23..
 

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Mighty show of peace at rain drenched rally

HONG KONG (SE): Over 500 people joined a prayer service, organised by the Justice and Peace Commission and the Hong Kong Federation of Catholic Students, at the music kiosk of Victoria Park on August 18 at 2.00pm before a peaceful rally against the now-suspended extradition bill and police brutality against protesters. 
 

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