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Cardinal Tong of Hong Kong asks for prayers for June 8 meeting of Pope Francis and presidents of Palestine and Israel

6 June 2014

To all the Parish Priests,
Religious Superiors of Congregations /Communities

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

During his trip to the Holy Land on Sunday, 25 May 2014, His Holiness Pope Francis has invited the two Presidents Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas to come to the Vatican and to join him in prayer for peace, offering them the proper house for such an encounter.

 

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A Christmas pastoral letter from John Cardinal Tong

Dear brothers and sistersin Christ,

 

Christmas is coming. During the Octave of Christmas each year we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family, which this year falls on December 29. Such a liturgical tradition clearly reveals to us the importance of the family.

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Pastoral Letter for Advent 2013
 : Deepening the understanding of our Faith and Revitalising the Spirit of Vatican II

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord:

 

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Cardinal Tong calls for fasting and prayer

Hong Kong (SE): John Cardinal Tong Hon, the bishop of Hong Kong, has expressed his support for Pope Francis’ proclamation of September 7, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, as a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the world.

He appealed to the faithful of Hong Kong to fast and pray on the day, and suggests this prayer from the Aid to the Church in Need: 

 

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Homily at the Solemn Mass to celebrate the inauguration of the pontificate of Pope Francis by John Cardinal Tong, bishop of Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong

On April 8, 2013 Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Distinguished Guests,

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Cardinal Tong talks about meeting the new pope

HONG KONG (SE): On is return to Hong Kong from the conclave on March 19, John Cardinal Tong Hon shared that he had the opportunity to speak with the newly-elected Pope Francis on three occasions.

He related that within an hour or so of his election on March 13, the new pope greeted all the cardinals one by one inside the Sistine Chapel.

 

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Easter pastoral 
letter from our bishop | Our Christian life— a lifelong catechumenate

 

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

 

May you have a Happy Easter! I am happy to share with you the good news that at the Easter Vigil on March 30 this year our diocese will be blessed as 3,560 adults receive the sacraments of Christian Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion) and join our family of the Church.

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Hong Kong joins China in prayer for Pope Benedict and his successor

HONG KONG (SE): In response to a letter sent by the Vatican secretary of state, Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone, to all dioceses and religious houses in the world on February 21, passing on a request from Pope Benedict XVI for Catholics everywhere to be with him in prayer during the last days of his pontificate, Hong Kong diocese called people to come together at a Mass offered at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the evening of February 27.

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