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Duterte’s apology too late

HONG KONG (SE): The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, who was in Hong Kong for the second time in 10 months, apologised to the Chinese people on April 12 for the Manila bus hijack hostage tragedy in 2010 in which eight Hong Kong tourists were killed during the botched rescue attempt. 
 

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Sharing the joy of the gospel through art

HONG KONG (SE): Sister Marie-Anastasia Carré, a nun from the Community of the Beatitudes, in association with the Hong Kong Diocesan Audio Visual Centre (DAVC) opened an exhibition of paintings, titled, Journey of the Heart: A pilgrimage from within, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Wanchai, on March 23. 
 

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Laity Council set to mark diamond Jubilee

HONG KONG (SE): The Catholic Laity Council should focus on helping in the formation of young people and discerning their mission during the Year of Youth, Father Benedict Lam Cho-ming, vicar general of the Diocese of Hong Kong, told council members and parish representatives during its annual general meeting at Holy Cross Church, Shau Kei Wan, on March 8.
 

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School showcases joy of learning

Hong Kong (SE): Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School in Pokfulam, welcomed parents and students from primary schools in Hong Kong’s Southern District to its Spring Open Day on Saturday March 10.
 
The event showcased various workshops organised by subjects and groups, including school-based projects based on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) education; a Nerf Hunt, a fun sport activity; handicrafts and cooking, to name a few. 
 

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Share the gospel by living it bishop says

HONG KONG (SE): “Sharing the gospel does not mean merely sharing the knowledge of it, instead it invites the faithful to share their lives lived according to gospel values,” said Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, the bishop of Hong Kong, in his homily during the Chrism Mass on March 29. 
 
Over 1,000 people packed the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Caine Road for the celebration on Holy Thursday. 
 

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Movie on domestic worker sheds light into their struggles

HONG KONG (SE): The Philippine Consulate in Hong Kong celebrated National Women’s Month with the screening of Martika, a movie highlighting the struggles of both overseas workers and their employers on March 25. 
 
The 60-minute feature film, directed by Wong Fei-pang, calls attention to Filipino domestic workers, whose presence may have been ignored but exposes that they matter to Hong Kong in more ways than is currently thought of.
 

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Women’s Day protest highlights enslavement of foreign domestic workers

HONG KONG (SE): The International Women’s Day turned out be a protest day for foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong, who trooped to Immigration Tower in Wanchai, on March 8, objecting to policies they believe keep them down as modern slaves in the city.
 
Sringatin, spokesperson of the members of the Asian Migrants Coordinating Body said foreign domestic workers are women entitled to labour rights, but many policies in Hong Kong bind them to slave-like conditions. 
 

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An Easter greeting from our bishop

Rejoice and Trust in the Risen Lord!


Pray in Solidarity with Pope Francis
for All and especially for the Church in China
 
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
 

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St. Peter’s Church temporarily relocates to Saigon Street

HONG KONG (SE): St. Peter’s Church, which serves seafarers at the Mariners’ Club, Tsim Sha Tsui, is temporarily relocating to 3/F, Chi Wo Commercial Building, 20 Saigon Street, Jordan. Mass will be celebrated at the temporary address until the completion of redevelopment of the club, which is scheduled for 2023. 
 

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