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Call for mutual support after typhoon

MACAU (SE): In the aftermath of Typhoon Hato which ravaged Hong Kong on August 23 and inflicted worse damage on neighbouring Macau, Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sung has opened the arms of his diocese in the former Portuguese colony to those who are affected and the Church has begun distributing some relief to those in need.
 
Bishop Lee said that as a Hong Kong person he has experienced typhoons before, but the recent one in Macau is by far the worst that he has ever seen.
 

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China visit by Macau delegation gets minimum mention

HONG KONG (UCAN): Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang, the bishop of Macau, led a 12-member delegation on a May 29 to June 2 visit to Beijing. The occasion was largely downplayed by religious officials in the Chinese capital.
 
The delegation from Macau aimed to learn more about the state of seminary formation, pastoral care, parish work and educational activities of the Church on the mainland, and to “promote mutual understanding and exchange.”
 

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Now is the right time for outreach in China

MACAU (AsiaNews): Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang put a new twist on the annual Day of Prayer for the Church in China in Macau, when he called on the whole of his diocese to come to the cathedral to join in a prayer vigil on May 24.

In previous years, gatherings have been held in individual parish churches, but in his first year as bishop of the diocese, Bishop Lee asked everyone to come together and prayer as one voice.

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Ban on students from China leaves Macau bishop perplexed

MACAU (SE): Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang said that he is quite mystified over a refusal by the mainland authorities to allow 60 students to come from China to study at the Catholic university in his diocese of Macau.

The revamped University of Saint Joseph had requested the extra students to boost its enrollment, as it is trying to increase its student body above its current level of 1,300, especially as new facilities are set to open next year in the newly developed Ilha Verde Campus.

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New bishop wants to promote Chinese values

MACAU (SE): Formerly an auxiliary in Hong Kong, Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang was installed as the 30th or 31st or 32nd bishop of Macau, depending how you count them, on January 23, at a Mass that had already been arranged to mark the 440th anniversary of the foundation of the diocese.

The outgoing Bishop José Lai Hung-seng, who is stepping down for health reasons, greeted the new bishop at the entrance of the Cathedral of Nativity of the Virgin Mary and welcomed him to the diocese.

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New bishop for Macau

HONG KONG (SE): A cryptic communiqué from the Vatican dated January 16 announced that a request for early retirement from Bishop José Lai Hung-seng as the bishop of Macau for health reasons had been accepted by the Holy See and that Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang, who was ordained as an auxiliary in Hong Kong in September 2014, would be installed as the new bishop of the diocese on January 23.

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Baptism is commission to mission for everyone

HONG KONG (SE): John Cardinal Tong Hon reiterated the message of Vatican II that all the baptised are called to be missionary in their lives at a Mass celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the feast of Christ the King on November 22.

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