- Dec 9, 2019
As demonstrations pitting pro-government groups against pro-democracy protesters continue, a bishop urged Catholics to pray for the realization that all are humans and not “cockroaches or dogs.”
Cardinal John Tong Hon, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Hong Kong, and the chairman of the Hong Kong Christian Council called on chief executive Carrie Lam to withdraw a controversial extradition bill.
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.
Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung has become the new head of the Diocese of Hong Kong. Yeung, 71, was named coadjutor bishop last fall. He was born in mainland China, and has said he opposed independence for the former British colony, saying, “Chinese blood flows through my veins.”