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Avoid Hong Kong protests Filipino bishop advises

MANILA (UCAN): Bishop Ruperto Santos, head of the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, said it would be in the best interests of Filipinos not to take part in any gathering. On August 3, Hong Kong police arrested a Filipino migrant worker as he was passing an area where anti extradition bill protesters had gathered.
 

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Mass for peace in Yuen Long

HONG KONG (SE): Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing exhorted a jam-packed gathering at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Yuen Long, to always remember the peace given by Jesus Christ in times of unrest, even as the crisis in Hong Kong continues. 
 

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Former chief executive shares his transformed life

HONG KONG (SE): “Being in prison enabled me to have time for meditation and learn to love all people, including enemies,” former chief executive of Hong Kong, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, said at a sharing session organised by the faith formation group of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, held at Caritas Community Hall, Caine Road, on July 21. The 74-year-old Tsang was the city’s chief executive from 2005 to 2012.
 

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Church condemns Yuen Long violence

HONG KONG (SE): The Diocese of Hong Kong as well as the Justice and Peace Commission issued statements on July 22 seriously condemning the violence that occurred in Yuen Long on the night of July 21.
 
“We are greatly aggrieved by the outbreak of violent assault at our citizens at the Yuen Long MTR Station,” said the statement of the diocese.
 

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Catholic presence at annual book fair

HONG KONG (SE): Over 10 Catholic organisations, including the Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family, Catholic Messengers of Green Consciousness, the Central Council of Catholic Laity, the Media Centre of Daughters of St. Paul, the Christian Life Community and the Catholic Centre, joined the annual Hong Kong Book Fair, held from July 17 to 23 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai this year, to promote the reading of books for spiritual formation.
 

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Survey shows more concern needed for mental health

HONG KONG (SE): A report, released by the School of Public Health under the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong on July 11, showed that the number of people suffering from depression has increased in June and July when various incidents related to the now-suspended extradition bill happened. The team urged people to pay more attention to their mental wellbeing and avoid unnecessary conflicts with family or friends.
 

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Healing Hong Kong’s trauma

HONG KONG HAS been seriously injured due to backlash to the now-suspended extradition bill.  The School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong found that nearly 10 per cent of people in Hong Kong were found to have suspected depression in the past two months in the course of the last two months and that the city it suffering an “epidemic of mental health” issues.
 








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Memorable visit for primary school students

HONG KONG (SE): Canossa Primary School (CPS) and Caritas Wu Cheng-chung Secondary School (CWCCSS) co-organised a hugely successful STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Day on June 28 on the theme, STEM Challenge - Sea. Land. Air. 
 
The 300 visiting primary school students had an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the teaching methodologies of the secondary school and got a taste of the fun-activities incorporated into its syllabus to stimulate learning. 
 

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Hunger strikers vow to continue Hong Kong protest

HONG KONG (UCAN): A group of hunger strikers in Hong Kong protesting an extradition bill that would allow the extradition to jurisdictions that Hong Kong does not have an extradition deal with, including mainland China, have vowed to refuse food indefinitely until the government officially withdraws the bill. The protesters include members of religious groups and have been fasting since July 3 on a bridge near the main government building in Admiralty.
 

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Bishop Ha urges Friday fasting, abstinence and prayers

HONG KONG (SE): Bishop Joseph Ha Chi-shing has urged people to pray and fast every Friday during this summer holiday in intercession for the present crisis in Hong Kong caused by the now-suspended extradition bill.
 
In a July 12 interview with the online youth forum, Boiling Point, the bishop encouraged people to pray for the city’s young people and to journey with them during the months of July and August. 
 

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