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A parish built on a long faith history

HONG KONG (SE): Parishioners overflowed the parish church at Our Lady of Lourdes in Chi Fu to welcome Bishop John Tong Hon to the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of their parish on February 11.

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New cardinal shares on his vision for Hong Kong

 

HONG KONG (AsiaNews): “I feel very unworthy of this position. But I am also grateful for the honour,” Bishop John Tong Hong told AsiaNews on the eve of his elevation to the rank of cardinal, which took place in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on February 18.

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Bishop Tong to be seventh Chinese cardinal

 

HONG KONG (SE): Bishop John Tong Hon will become a cardinal at a ceremony conducted by Pope Benedict XVI at St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican, on February 18.

He will become the seventh Chinese cardinal and the first Hong Kong-born person to be elevated to the rank.

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Second red hat for Hong Kong

 

HONG KONG (SE): Bishop John Tong Hon has been awarded a red hat by Pope Benedict XVI and will be elevated to the rank of cardinal at a ceremony in the Vatican on February 18, along with 21 others from around the world.

The pope will impose the biretta, consign the ring and assign a title. The new cardinals will concelebrate a Mass of thanksgiving with the pope on the following day.

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Relic of Blessed Teresa welcomed to Hong Kong

HONG KONG (UCAN): In welcoming a relic of the founder of the Missionaries of Charity to Hong Kong, Bishop John Tong Hon asked people to pray that Blessed Teresa of Kolkata may intercede in helping people to make a new beginning in China-Vatican dialogue at a Mass celebrated at Ss. Cosmas and Damian parish, Tseun Wan, on February 5.

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Some expectations about the future SAR government envisioned by the Catholic Church in Hong Kong

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Lenten pastoral letter 
from Bishop Tong

Let’s be grateful and generous 

 

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord:

 

The Holy Father made me a member of the College of Cardinals yesterday. He announced the appointment on the feast of the Epiphany. It is not a personal honour, but a reflection of the care and love the Holy Father is extending towards us as Chinese Catholics.

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In the ecumenical league we can all be winners

HONG KONG (SE): What is the biggest stumbling block to the clear and recognisable proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ? Well, depending on whom you ask, in all probability you will get a different answer.

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Young people seek to build bridges

 

HONG KONG (SE): What was billed as the first ever joint gathering of English- and Chinese-speaking youth groups in the diocese was held at Rosary parish in Tsim Sha Tsui on January 29. 

The two groups of young people have always gathered separately up until now.

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Happiness is not stored in a bank account

HONG KONG (SE): It seems that it is possible to be happy, despite predictions of doom and gloom about tough times ahead.

A January 5 press release from the Hong Kong-based Consumer Search Group, a market research enterprise, says that a poll conducted by the WIN Global Barometer of Happiness shows that while only around four in 10 people in Hong Kong say they feel happy about their lives, only one in 10 say they are unhappy.

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