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Death Notice - Sister Philomala Chan

 
HONG KONG (SE): With deep sorrow the Precious Blood Sisters announce the death of Sister Philomala Chan, who passed away peacefully on July 20 at the age of 96, after 75 years in religious life.
 

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Longtime Vatican diplomat dies after long illness

VATICAN (SE): Ivan Cardinal Dias, the former prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples before his retirement in 2011, died on June 19 in Rome after a long illness at the age of 81, CNS reported.
 
Pope Francis called the longtime Vatican diplomat, a “wise and gentle pastor” who served the Church and Vatican faithfully for almost five decades.
 

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Pakistan mourns much-loved bishop

MULTAN (SE): Bishop Andrew Francis, the former bishop of Multan in Pakistan, is being mourned across the country as a man of great determination to achieve peace and harmony in society through the promotion of interfaith dialogue and relations.
 
In acknowledging the life of Bishop Francis, the National Justice and Peace Commission says, “His selflessness, generosity and charitable nature are prominent symbols of peace and love in accordance with the teaching of Jesus Christ.”
 

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Death Notice

Hong Kong (SE): Brother Edward Kowala, from the Salesians of Don Bosco, died on February 10 at Canossa Hospital. He was 90-years-old.

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Death Notice

 

HONG KONG (SE): A former missionary to Hong Kong, Maryknoll Sister Mary Edna Brophy, died on 13 January 2017 at the Maryknoll Sisters Centre in New York, the United States of America (US). She was 90-years-old and a Maryknoll sister for 60 years.

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Death Notice

 

HONG KONG (SE): With deep sorrow the Precious Blood Sisters announce the death of Sister Philomena Lui, who passed away peacefully on 25 December 2016 at the age of 84, after 64 years of religious life.

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Prelate of Opus Dei mourned

ROME (SE): Bishop Javier Echevarria, the prelate of Opus Dei, died at the age of 84 on December 12 in Rome. He was the second successor of the founding father of Opus Dei, Father Josemaria Escriva, who was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1992 and canonised in 2002.

The auxiliary vicar of the prelature, Monsignor Fernando Ocariz, administered the sacrament of the sick a few hours before his death.

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Fanfare for the common man

A veteran of many years in Hong Kong, Maryknoll Father Ron Saucci died at the society’s home in New York, the United States of America (US), on September 2.

He had been told more than nine years ago that he had only months to live, but as the hymn says, “Lord, I keep so busy workin’ for the kingdom... Ain’t got time to die.”

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Final rest for priest of many missions

Hong Kong (SE): Maryknoll Father William Galvin died at Mission St. Teresa’s, Ossining, New York, the United States of America (US) on April 21.  He was 86-years-old and would have celebrated his 60th in the priesthood in June.

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Death Notice - Bishop Thomas Zeng Jingmu

 

Yujiang (SE): Bishop Thomas Zeng Jingmu, from Yujiang, Jiangxi, China, died on April 2, according to an April 22 report from Agenzia Fides. He was almost 96-years-old. 

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