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Champion of indigeneous education dies at 83

MANILA (UCAN): Bishop Ireneo Amantillo, the former bishop of Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Mindanao, the Philipines, died on October 11 at the age of 83. He had been suffering from prostate cancer.
 
The Diocese of Tandag announced that the bishop, who championed the education of tribal children especially in Mindanao, passed away at the Redemptorist House in the central Philippine city of Cebu.
 

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Wah Yan mourns the death of teacher par excellence

HONG KONG (SE): A Jesuit educator par excellence and one of the most endearing figures of the Jesuit, Wah Yan College Kowloon, Father Harold Cosmatos Naylor passed away on October 4. As a dedicated educator, he has inspired generations of students at the Wah Yan College with his innovative teaching methods. 
 

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Early call to eternal rest for Dominican father

HONG KONG (SE): Father Joachim Li Jin-hui of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) died from drowning in the sea at Anzio-Neptuno, Italy, while attempting to help one friend after having rescued another on June 27. He was scheduled to have taken up the post of assistant provincial for the Dominican Province of Our Lady of the Rosary.
 

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A charismatic servant returns to the Father

Hong Kong (SE): Dominican Father Everett Allen Roman Carter, a friend of many in Hong Kong, died on the afternoon of June 16 in Avila, Spain. 
 
In accordance with tradition, a requiem Mass was celebrated the next day, June 17 at the priory of the Convent of Santo Tomas, after which he was buried with his confrérès in the cemetery at Avila.
 

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Final farewell to PIME missionary

HONG KONG (SE): Father Luciano Lazzeri of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), died on June 11 at the PIME Rest House in Lecco, Italy.
 
Born in 1940 in a mountainous village in northern Italy, near the Swiss border know to be rich in vocations, Father Lazzeri completed his secondary education at the seminary of the Diocese of Como before joining the PIME Institute. 
 
He was ordained a priest in 1964 and spent a few years teaching in the institute’s minor seminaries.
 

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Bishop of Qingdao dead at 94

ROME (AsiaNews): Bishop Joseph Li Mingshu of Qingdao, Shandong province, died on June 15 at the age of 94. News of his passing was reported by the diocese, a date for his funeral had yet to be set at the date of going to press.
 

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Easter farewell to long-serving Jesuit

HONG KONG (SE): Father Joseph Mallin (連民安神父), of the Society of Jesus, retuned to the Lord he served on April 1, Easter Sunday. He was 104-years-old.
 
Born in Ireland on 13 September 1913, he joined the Jesuits on 7 September 1932 and was ordained on 31 July 1946. He made his final vows on 8 December 1976.
 
He arrived in Hong Kong and proceeded to Canton (Guangzhou) in 1948, returning to the then-British colony in 1949.
 

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Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City mourned

HO CHI MINH CITY (UCAN): Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc of Ho Chi Minh City died of a stroke on March 6 in Rome while he and 32 other Vietnamese bishops were on their ad limina visit to the Vatican. He was 73-years-old.
 
Church sources said the archbishop suffered the stroke as he was celebrating Mass at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside The Wall.
 

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Eternal rest for long serving sister

HONG KONG (SE): Sister Teresa Chow, of the Precious Blood Sisters died peacefully at the Bradbury Hospice, Shatin, on March 10, at the age 81 and after 60 years of religious life.
 
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on March 17 at 9.30am at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Shek Kip Mei Street, Shamshuipo, followed by burial at St. Raphael’s Catholic Cemetery, Cheung Sha Wan. 
 

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Farewell to longtime Maryknoll missionary

HONG KONG (SE): The Mary-knoll Fathers and Brothers in Hong Kong announced the death of their brother, Father John Geitner, who passed away on 20 February 2018. He was 90-year-old and was approaching the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
 
Father Geitner was born on 31 October 1927 in New York City, the United States of America (US). He was ordained to the priesthood at Maryknoll, New York, on 13 June 1953 and then earned both a Bachelor of Science then a Masters degree in Biology. 
 

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