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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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Bishop of Macau on honours list

MACAU (UCAN): Bishop José Lai Hung-seng, from Macau, is to be presented with the Silver Lotus medal, it was announced on November 19.

A total of 63 decorations, medals, certificates or titles are to be bestowed on 48 individuals and 15 public or private entities at a ceremony to be held sometime in December.

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