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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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2012 Lunar New Year message from the Colloquium of Six Religious Leaders of Hong Kong

 

Bauhinia blossoms usher in the New Year. The Colloquium of the Leaders of the Six Religions in Hong Kong takes this opportunity to wish prosperity and peace to the country of China, as well as a thriving in business and harmony in society in Hong Kong, together with good health and auspiciousness for the people of Hong Kong.

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Service is the way to Christian unity

 

HONG KONG (SE): “It is a time to reflect more deeply on what it means to win and to lose,” Reverend John Menear said in welcoming the 50 or so people present at St. Andrew’s Church in Tsim Sha Tsui to mark the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on January 18.

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Cardinal Zen celebrates four score of years

The former bishop of Hong Kong, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, right, celebrated his
80th birthday with Bishop John Tong Hon, left, and around 80 priests of the diocese, on January 13, on the 9th floor of the Diocese Centre, Caine Road.  

He extended his congratulations to Bishop Tong on his elevation to cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI. He recalled that they were both ordained bishops at the same time—
9 December 1996—and that now, they will both be cardinals.

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Report on the 2011 Lenten Campaign

Hong Kong (SE): In response to the Lenten Campaign of 2011, the Lenten Collection and Allocation Committee reported that $6.4 million was raised. Bernard Chan, chairperson of the committee said that the collection represented an encouraging increase of some 15 per cent over the previous year. He expressed his gratitude to all donors and volunteers who contributed their efforts and sacrifices to help the needy in a positive response to the year’s theme: Love. Give them Hope.

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