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Missionary life on the move comes to an end

Sister Kay Byrne died quietly on the evening of June 28 at the Maryknoll Sisters Centre in the United States of America. She was 88-years-old and had spent 64 years of her life with Maryknoll.
 
Born Katherine Theresa Byrne in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on 12 March 1929 to Marie Fitzgerald and Philip J. Byrne Jr, she had one brother, Philip J. and one sister, Maryellen. Both her parents and brother predeceased her.
 

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Spurious events for the LegCo

HONG KONG (SE): The Hong Kong Catholic Social Workers’ Organisation, the Justice and Peace Commission and the Social Concern Group from St. Thomas the Apostle parish in Tsing Yi, as well as around 20,000 people who signed a petition saying that the disqualification is trampling on the election results, have expressed deep concern over the barring of four members of the Legislative Council (LegCo) by the court on July 14.
 

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Typhoon closes churches

HONG KONG (SE): Low black clouds hung over Hong Kong as Sunday July 23 gave birth to the light and at 9.20am, when a Typhoon Number Eight signal was hoisted, many churches in the city began to close their doors.
 
Because of the short notice, this left some people arriving for Masses not knowing that the signal had been hoisted and, finding themselves with nowhere to shelter, were left to their own devices to either return home or find shelter elsewhere.
 

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Memorial Mass for Liu Xiaobo

HONG KONG (UCAN): Over 700 people gathered on July 18 to mourn the death of the Chinese Nobel laureate, Liu Xiaobo, whom they had adopted as a prophet and embraced as a martyr when he died under police surveillance after eight years of imprisonment on July 13.
 
A memorial Mass celebrated by Father Louis Ha Ke-loon was organised by the Justice and Peace Commission at Holy Cross parish in Sai Wan Ho on July 18 with five other priests and four permanent deacons.
 

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Adopted as prophet embraced as martyr

HONG KONG (SE): The question, “Do you think the Chinese government will release him now?” that was asked on the evening of 10 December 2010 in Oslo, Norway, when an empty chair sat in its lonely position on the stage at the presentation of the Nobel Prize for Peace to Liu Xiaobo has now been definitively answered.
 

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Hong Kong plays up the terror threat

HONG KONG (UCAN): On June 28, the day prior to the arrival of the president of China, Xi Jinping, in Hong Kong to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of the British colony to Chinese sovereignty on July 1, police were busily filling the tanks of the two-ton barricades lining streets around sensitive spots with water.
 

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Indonesian community celebrates 29th birthday

HONG KONG (SE): The Sacred Heart of Jesus Indonesian Catholic Community celebrated its 29 anniversary with a Mass celebrated by John Cardinal Tong Hon on July 2, marking the years of the Indonesian community’s journeying in Hong Kong.
 
The chaplain to the Indonesian community, Father Heribertus Hadiarto, together with Father Nicolas De Francqueville and Father Wa Wan joined Cardinal Tong in celebrating the Mass at Christ the King Chapel in Causeway Bay.
 

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A two-decade litmus test for Beijing

HONG KONG (SE): What was intended as a showpiece for the world of the progress made by Hong Kong during two decades of Chinese sovereignty on the 20th anniversary of the handover from the British did little more than demonstrate the deepened tensions over the innovative One Country, Two Systems principle dreamed up by Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s.
 

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