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Invisible faces glow in the limelight

HONG KONG (SE): The faces of a mostly invisible group in Hong Kong were shown off in fine style on July 30, as a group of 55 young, Hong Kong-born and bred Filipinos aged between 10 and 20 took to the stage in a classy production of a musical written by local educator and artist, Catherine Tating Marsden, called The Sway of the Cradle (Ang Ugoy ng Duyan).
 

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New Dominican prior provincial

HONG KONG (SE): Father Bonifacio García Solís was elected prior provincial for the Province of Our Lady of the Rosary by the capitular friars of the Dominican Order at a gathering at the Convent of St. Thomas Aquinas in Avila, Spain. The election was confirmed by the master of the order, Father Bruno Cadoré.
 
Father Solís succeeds Father Javier Gonzalez Izquierdo, who has concluded his second term.
 

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Call to stop demonising selected groups in society

HONG KONG (SE): A study carried out by the Department of Cultural Studies at the Lingnan University in Fu Tei shows that some reporting on refugees or asylum seekers in Hong Kong is highly biased.
 
A forum organised by the university and the Justice and Peace Commission held at the Living Faith Society Limited in Talentum Bookshop in Yau Ma Tei on August 6 urged people to view reports on refugees or asylum seekers with caution.
 

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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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