» 01/30/2008, 00.00
VATICAN – HONG KONG – CHINA
Mgr John Tong, new coadjutor bishop of Hong Kong
After years of a close working relationship, the new bishop will be Cardinal Zen’s designated successor. He is hopeful that during his term new vocations will blossom in the diocese, and that the Church in Hong Kong will be able to make a greater commitment to reconciliation in China, to religious freedom and to co-operation in support of the mainland’s development.
14/11/2016 10:43:00 HONG KONG-VATICAN
Msgr. Michael Yeung Ming-cheung to suceed Card. John Tong
The announcement made yesterday evening, at the closing ceremony of the Jubilee in the Cathedral. Gratitude to Cardinal John Tong and Joseph Zen, "two large trees under which to enjoy a little 'shade."
11/03/2009 HONG KONG - CHINA
Cardinal Zen to leave helm of Hong Kong diocese after Easter
The diocese will be handed over to coadjutor bishop, Mgr John Tong. He will follow Cardinal Zen’s path in running the Church and in the relationship towards China and the authorities in Beijing. The Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association hopes instead for a shift. Cardinal Zen will continue to follow the situation of the Church in China.
17/02/2012 VATICAN - CHINA-HONG KONG
Bishop John Tong, a new cardinal for Hong Kong and China
The bishop of Hong Kong underlines the importance of the Church of Hong Kong in helping the Church in China. "Working together with Card. Zen (Hong Kong) and Card. Shan (Taiwan). The importance of the Vatican Commission in implementing the guidelines of the Pope's Letter to Chinese Catholics (including the rejection of the Patriotic Association, "incompatible with Catholic doctrine"). Sorrow for bishops and priests who have disappeared in police custody or in labour camps.
15/11/2016 17:26:00 HONG KONG – CHINA – VATICAN
Hong Kong’s coadjutor bishop regrets Beijing’s intervention on the Basic Law
Following his appointment, Card John Tong’s successor talks about human rights and the dialogue between China and the Vatican at the press conference. He expresses his high esteem for Card Joseph Zen. Hong Kong’s High Court follows Beijing and expels two localist lawmakers from the legislature.
09/02/2017 12:34:00 VATICAN-CHINA-HONG KONG
Card. Tong’s article on China-Holy See dialogue, arouses joy and dismay
The Hong Kong bishop’s optimism over a change in the method of appointing bishops and the function of the Patriotic Association. But it is unclear whether it is real change or just nominal, in words. Underground bishops are patriotic and love their country, but the Party is suspicious of them. Freedom in episcopal appointments is “essential", but the bishops are not free to exercise their ministry. Patriotic bishops controlled in their visits with members of the universal Church. The "bugs" (hidden microphones) in a bishop’s office.
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