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There is a time to step down

HONG KONG (SE): After 21 years as a bishop, John Cardinal Tong Hon officially stepped down from his current position as bishop of Hong Kong on August 1, when the Vatican announced that Pope Francis had accepted his offer of retirement.
 
Cardinal Tong was ordained a bishop together with his predecessor, Joseph Cardinal Zen Ze-kiun, on 13 September 1996, during the time of John Baptist Cardinal Wu Cheng-chung.
 

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Retirement protection and poverty alleviation are two distinct issues

HONG KONG (SE): The government of Hong Kong is edging away from introducing a universal pension scheme for the aged and retired, but in mid-February it did launch a public consultation on the issue.

However, the consultation comes under the banner of the Commission on Poverty, suggesting that the government is confusing provisions for a decent life for people in their sunset years with the relief of poverty, whereas they are in fact, two quite separate and distinct issues.

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