Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal John Tong Hon’

Hong Kong bishop-elect: I am not afraid, but believe prudence is a virtue

Thursday, May 20th, 2021
Hong Kong Bishop Chow

The newly appointed bishop of Hong Kong says he believes prudence and dialogue were a way forward in the challenges facing his diocese. Bishop-elect Stephen Chow Sau-yan told journalists that he did not think it would be wise to comment on especially controversial issues, particularly on China, the day after his appointment. “That would be Read more

Hong Kong Cardinal urges citizens to protest peacefully

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

The Apostolic Administrator of Hong Kong, Cardinal John Tong Hon, has urged increasingly-violent demonstrators to regain their inner peace and carry out protests peacefully. Cardinal Tong sent his appeal in an open letter to local citizens last Friday. The Cardinal said he was deeply pained by the worsening situation in the city. He acknowledges he Read more

Vatican-China bishop agreement imminent

Monday, March 26th, 2018

A Vatican-China agreement over the selection of bishops is rumoured to be likely to take place this week. Speaking at a conference entitled “Christianity in the Chinese Society: Impact, Interaction and Inculturation” in Rome late last week, Cardinal John Tong Hon said he supports the proposed agreement. The agreement would see the Vatican propose a Read more

Hong Kong cardinal deemed too old to go to family synod

Friday, September 4th, 2015

The head of the largest Chinese Catholic diocese in the world will be absent from the synod on the family because he has been deemed to be too old. Cardinal John Tong Hon of Hong Kong was not invited to participate in October’s synod because he is older than 75, UCA News reported. “Now I Read more