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New experiences at Asian Youth Day

YOGYAKARTA (SE): The seventh Asian Youth Day, which ran in Yogyakarta in Indonesia from August 2 to 6, received around 2,000 international visitors, most of whom arrived on July 30 to participate in a three-day live-in programme with local families prior to the main event getting under way.
 

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We can work together

HONG KONG (SE): “This gathering today is a testimony that we can all work together for the betterment of our society by showing love, forgiveness and charity across the boundaries of all religions and cultures,” the newly installed bishop of Hong Kong, Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, told guests at a cocktail party held in the Caritas Community Hall on August 7.
 

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Precious Blood Sisters elect new leadership

HONG KONG (SE): The Congregation of The Sisters of the Precious Blood held its 24th general election on July 26 at which Sister Madeleine Kwong Lai-kuen and Sister Agnes Au Yi-man were re-elected as superior general and assistant superior general.
 
On the same day, Sister Teresa Li Sau-chi, Sister Cecilia Kwok Yuen-han, Sister Josephine Kam Lai-cheng, Sister Paula Lou Kuai-fong and Sister Dominica So Chiu-ho were elected as councillors general.
 

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Cardinal Tong at peace prayer meet in Kyoto

KYOTO (SE): Two days after stepping down as bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon travelled to Kyoto in Japan as a representative of Pope Francis at the 30th annual Prayer Meeting on Mount Hiei, a gathering that brings people from all religions together to pray and work for peace.
 
Cardinal Tong read a letter from Pope Francis, which opened with the words, “It is my pleasure to send my cordial greetings to you and to the distinguished representatives of the different religious traditions.”
 

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With an eye for a Church of the poor

HONG KONG (SE): Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung spoke with a simplicity and honesty about his new position in his first meeting with the media as bishop of the city on August 2.
In a prepared statement, he thanked his predecessor, John Cardinal Tong Hon, for his half a century of service to the people of Hong Kong then quietly outlined care for the last, the least and the lost as his major pastoral priority for the coming years.
 

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New bishop for Hong Kong

The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Hong Kong of Cardinal John Tong Hon. He is to be succeeded by Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung...            
(Vatican announcement August 1 at 6.00pm Hong Kong time)

 

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Delegates for Asian Youth Day commissioned

HONG KONG (SE): Despite the delay caused by Typhoon Roke, which blew through Hong Kong on July 23, around 30 young people representing the Hong Kong diocese at Asian Youth Day in Yogjakarta, Indonesia, gathered at Holy Family parish in Choi Hung, to be commissioned at a Mass celebrated by John Cardinal Tong Hon.
 
The English-speaking community of the parish joined in the celebration, along with representatives from the Indonesian Catholic Community of Hong Kong.
 

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Pushing family life at Book Fair

HONG KONG (SE): Organisations connected with the Catholic Church sponsoring exhibits at the annual Hong Kong Book Fair, which is traditionally held during July at the Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, were upbeat on the opening day.
 
Running this year from July 19 to 25, Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung opened the Catholic exhibition with a blessing ceremony on the first morning of the fair.
 

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