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Cardinal Tong named apostolic administrator

HONG KONG (SE): John Cardinal Tong Hon, the former bishop of Hong Kong, said his appointment as apostolic administrator showed the concern of the Holy See for diocese in this transitional period, since an apostolic administrator has similar powers to those of a bishop of the diocese and this gives more time for the Vatican to make a wise decision on the appointment of a new bishop. 
 

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A kite flier needs 
a kite runner

 

Did the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Fernando Cardinal Filoni, really expect some official response from Beijing to his almost impassioned appeal for a reopening of dialogue between Beijing and the Holy See, or was he just flying a kite? (Sunday Examiner, November 4).








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Cardinal Filoni in heartfelt appeal for dialogue

 

HONG KONG (SE): The prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and former head of the Vatican China study mission in Hong Kong, Fernando Cardinal Filoni, has broken a silence on China that he has kept almost completely intact since Hong Kong-born Archbishop Savio Tai-fai became secretary to the congregation nearly two years ago.

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