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Protestant rumblings over Election Committee

HONG KONG (UCAN): The increasing bickering and polarisation in Hong Kong politics has spread into the Churches, where some criticism over their selection procedures for representatives on the Election Committee that chooses a chief executive has been expressed.

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Holy door closes but keep hearts open

The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, inaugurated by Pope Francis on the feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8) last year, will be completed when he closes the holy door in St. Peter’s Basilica on the feast of Christ the King (November 20).

In Hong Kong, the diocese is celebrating closing Masses for the Jubilee at the seven designated churches or chapels between November 6 and November 13.








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Disagreement or disloyalty?

HONG KONG (SE): Human Rights Watch has waded into the discussion over the on-going negotiations between the Vatican and Beijing, cautioning the Vatican not to make any agreement before it sees convincing evidence of religious freedom across the Middle Kingdom.

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No win-win in window cleaning standoff

HONG KONG (SE): The Philippine Consulate General to Hong Kong has backed off on its initial hardline demand that would ban its nationals from cleaning exterior windows in high rise apartments and now seems prepared to settle for a controversial arrangement that suits the government of Hong Kong and few others.

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Two deacons ordained for the diocese

HONG KONG (SE): Two seminarians, Francis Xavier Wong Kwan-yau and Vincent Woo Wan-shun, were ordained deacons by the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, for the diocese of Hong Kong at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on October 29.

In acknowledging the support they have received over the years of their formation, the two gave thanks to God for their vocation to serve people through the Church and to their families for the selfless contribution they have made in encouraging them.

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Conflicting logic in diocesan Electoral Commission criteria

HONG KONG ( SE): Since the first chief executive of Hong Kong was chosen prior to the handover from British to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, the diocese of Hong Kong has maintained the same position on placing its allocation of representatives on the selection body that has the final say in the choice of the top spot in the special administrative region.

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Empowering young Asians in making own choices

HONG KONG (SE): The 15th CHOICE Asian Conference was held in Hong Kong from October 12 to 16 with people from nine regions descending on the city to share their experiences in journeying with young working people.

The CHOICE organisation sets out to empower young people to make good and independent decisions in life. In Hong Kong, it runs weekend camps under the name of Hong Kong Choosing Growth and has been running for 16 years.

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Rental spike on subdivided flats outstrips other properties

HONG KONG (SE): The findings of a survey were released on October 9 at a gathering organised by the Caritas Institute of Higher Education and the Platform of Concerning Subdivided Flats Issue in Hong Kong.

The survey shows that rents have been spiking at a much greater rate than those of what are categorised as Private Domestic Properties.

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Poorer you are the more you pay

HONG KONG (SE): Results of a survey conducted by the Caritas Grassroots Development Project of private rental in Hong Kong were released on September 25.

The survey found that many low income families have no choice but to pay the high rental for subdivided units during their long waiting time for public housing.

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Know your culture to stretch your money

HONG KONG (SE): CARD MRI Hong Kong continues to add to its impressive list of achievements in the area of enhancing the understanding of money matters among the vast migrant worker community in the city.

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