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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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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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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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HONG KONG (SE): With deep sorrow the Precious Blood Sisters announce the death of Sister Lucy Lee Yuet-heung, who passed away peacefully at Caritas Hospital on 30 December 2015 at the age 81, after 53 years of religious life.

A funeral Mass was offered at 9:30am on January 9 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Shek Kip Mei, Shamshuipo, followed by burial at St. Raphael’s Catholic Cemetery in Cheung Sha Wan.

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Father Anthony Farren SJ, who returned to his homeland of Ireland in 2001 where he lived in retirement in Galway after almost 50 years’ service in Hong Kong, died at 12.30am on December 26 last year.

His funeral was held at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Carndonagh on December 29.

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