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‘I hereby declare the Year of Faith open…’

 

HONG KONG (SE): “I hereby declare the Year of Faith open,” the bishop of Hong Kong, John Cardinal Tong Hon, proclaimed to the applause of some 7,500 people at a ceremony marking the end of the Year of the Laity and formal opening of the Year of Faith held at AsiaWorld-Expo in Chek Lap Kok.

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Pastoral letter for the Year of Faith from our bishop

 

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life (John 3:16).

 

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ

 

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Prayer for five continents promotes mission and faith

 

TAIPEI (SE): Taiwan moved towards World Mission Day this year with the release of a Prayer for the Five Continents at the beginning of October.

Falling on the second last Sunday in October, the day was celebrated this year on October 21.

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Mainland welcomes Year of Faith

 

BEIJING (SE): The opening of the Year of Faith in Catholic communities on the mainland has been marked with reflections on the martyrs of the past and the work done by missionaries in the founding of the Church in the country.

The diocese of Taiyuan marked the occasion with a Mass attended by over 2,000 people celebrated by Bishop Paulo Meng Ningyou and about 50 concelebrants on October 14, Fides reported.

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