Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Stephen Chow’

Hong Kong’s Catholic bishop to visit Beijing in first trip in decades

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Hong Kong’s top Catholic cleric, Bishop Stephen Chow, will visit Beijing in April, the first such visit in nearly 30 years. Chow’s five-day trip, to start on April 17, follows an invitation last year by the Bishop of Beijing, Joseph Li Shan, the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese said in a statement on Thursday. It cited Read more

Church in Hong Kong existing like plants in pavement cracks

Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Church in Hong Kong like plants in pavement cracks

The Bishop of Hong Kong has likened the existence of the Church in the former British colony to plants growing in pavement cracks. Bishop Stephen Chow commented in the Sunday Examiner that these plants “are proofs of the amazing power of life that comes from the Creator. How can they grow up in such a Read more

Hong Kong bishop ‘hopes’ for women’s ordination ‘one day’

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Hong Kong’s Bishop Stephen Chow expressed hope on April 13 for the Catholic ordination of women, joining several European bishops who have expressed similar sentiments in recent years. During his homily at the Hong Kong diocesan Chrism Mass, Bishop Chow said he had “turned to English, just to address our ordained brothers, and I hope Read more

Hong Kong bishop cancels all services amid Covid surge

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
Hong Kong bishop

As COVID-19 surges through the densely populated city of Hong Kong, Bishop Stephen Chow made the difficult decision to close churches for all services. “Due to the government’s new measures to curtail social interactions, the diocese temporary closed all churches and chapels for public worship. The authorities have banned even conducting online Mass at churches. Read more