- Dec 14, 2019
Hong Kong Catholics mourned the loss of their bishop with a Mass on Thursday night amid a low-key struggle among clergy over reconciliation between the Vatican and Beijing.
Pope Francis on Monday announced retired Hong Kong Bishop Cardinal John Tong as the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese, after the death of his successor, Michael Yeung, on Jan. 3 at the age of 73.
After the sudden death of the Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong, Pope Francis will be signalling his intentions for the Chinese Church when he appoints a successor.
Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung of Hong Kong died Jan. 3 at the age of 73 after suffering liver failure due to cirrhosis.
In an exclusive interview with Crux, Hong Kong’s new bishop spoke of how he is focusing on pastoral matters over political concerns. Yeung says he devoting attention to young people, the elderly, and building social solidarity, rather than emphasizing political disagreement with the government.