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Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus! Pastoral Letter for Advent 2019

Click here to download a PDF copy Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Because the…

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Family letter from Cardinal Tong under the pandemic
John Cardinal Tong Hon

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has worsened. The doctors, nurses and staff working in hospitals, Read more

Salesian ordained to priesthood
Cardinal Tong anoints the hands of Father Pun, signifying that his hands are being prepared for the sacred duties and vessels which will be part of his priestly ministry.

HONG KONG (SE): Salesian Deacon Anthony Pun Ming-chi, was ordained a priest by John Cardinal Tong Hon, the apostolic administrator Read more

Audrey Donnithorne, steadfast in faith and mission for China
Cardinal Tong (holding the aspergillum), with Cardinal Zen, sprinkling holy water on Audrey Donnithorne’s coffin at St. Joseph’s Church on June 26. Photo: Annie Lam

By Annie Lam HONG KONG (SE): The funeral Mass of Audrey Donnithorne (땟搗돠, 1922 to 2020) brought together more a Read more

Video message from Cardinal Tong on the resumption of Masses Dear brothers and sisters, May the peace of our Lord be with you. In the past few months, because Read more

Sino-Vatican interaction in the midst of Covid-19 coronavirus
John Cardinal Tong Hon

John Cardinal Tong The pandemic segregates and locks down the world Since late 2019, the Covid-19 coronavirus has started to Read more

The prayer service to open the newly-renovated Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on November 24.
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Cathedral opens for Mass after renovations

HONG KONG (SE): Masses are set to resume at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, Caine…

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Chancery Notice: Confirmation for Adults; Rite of Acceptance into Order of Catechumens; Mass for the Newly Baptised

Click here to download the PDF file CONFIRMATION FOR ADULTSIn view of the pandemic, Cardinal John TONG has granted every Parish Read more

Public Mass to restart in Indonesia
St. Mary of Perpetual Help Cathedral Church in Samarinda, capital of East Kalimantan province. Photo: UCAN/courtesy of Father Moses Komela Avan

JAKARTA (UCAN): The archdioceses of Jakarta and Samarinda reopened their churches at the start of June after local authorities began Read more

Video message from Cardinal Tong on the resumption of Masses Dear brothers and sisters, May the peace of our Lord be with you. In the past few months, because Read more

Chancery Notice: Diocesan pastoral guidelines on the resumption of public Masses

On the basis of the latest relaxed “Group Gathering” measures of the Government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic [see  Prevention Read more

Pope Francis with Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on November 25. Photo: Vatican Media/­Handout via Reuters
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Pope and Japanese emperor in historic meeting

TOKYO (UCAN): “I am grateful in a special way to Emperor Naruhito for having received…

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Pope brings in new personal secretary

VATICAN (CNS): While recent popes have kept the same personal secretary throughout their pontificates, Pope Francis has chosen to rotate Read more

Understanding the style of the pope

HAS THE VATICAN succumbed to the pressures from Beijing? Has China managed to buy its silence in these trying times Read more

Vatican releases guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations
The dome of St. Peter's Basilica is pictured at the Vatican. Photo: CNS

VATICAN (CNS): The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how Read more

Pope saddened by Turkish ruling turning Hagia Sophia into mosque
Posing for a selfie in front of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul on July 11. Photo: CNS/Reuters

VATICAN (CNS): “I think of Hagia Sophia, and I am very saddened,” Pope Francis said while commemorating the International Day Read more

Young people cheer as they wait for Pope Francis’ arrival to celebrate Mass with young people at Assumption Cathedral in Bangkok, Thailand, Nov. 22, 2019. Photo: CNS
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In Thailand pope reaches out to young people and urges help for the downtrodden

BANGKOK (Agencies): “Dear young people, you are a new generation, with new hopes, dreams and…

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What do you do while waiting for the Pope?

TOKYO (VaticanNews): Young people awaiting the arrival of Pope Francis at Holy Mary Cathedral in Tokyo on November 25.

Indonesia’s young people unite to save planet
Jesuit Father Alexius Andang Listya Binawan speaks about climate change and its impact at a programme organised by the Movement of Young People Caring for Waste. Photo: UCAN/Katharina R. Lestari

Katharina R. Lestari Indah Lestari always takes her own tumbler and stainless steel straws when she leaves her boarding house Read more

Young people protest to express hope for the future says Jesuit superior

Father Arturo Sosa. Father Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, was in Hong Kong during his visit to Read more

Take risks, make a ruckus pope tells young people in apostolic exhortation

VATICAN (CNS): The life of a young person and the vocation to which God calls each one is holy ground Read more

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How can we stay awake during Advent?

We can be awake to the presence of Jesus during Advent by helping the poor…

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My best childhood memories

The childhood memories I cherish most are the times I spent with my family. Time flies very fast and the Read more

Failure is good for you

People with no confidence tend to think they cannot succeed if they met a small failure or criticism. It is Read more

Look with optimistic eyes

In our journey through life there are things we need to hold on to even when the going gets tough Read more

As a new wave of infections hits the city …

I  felt sad when I heard that there was a community outbreak of Covid-19 in Hong Kong. In June, I Read more

Proud farmer

When Covid-19 hit the Philippines in early March, schools closure was ordered at once. And for the same reason, school Read more