24 January 2018
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PIME: 150 years in Hong Kong

Cardinal Zen: from the 150 years of the PIME, an impulse to evangelise the world
Also present at the Mass in the cathedral, the bishop of Macao and of Teramo, in addition to more than 1,200 faithful. Reviewing the stages of the Church's growth in Hong Kong, Cardinal Zen emphasises the urgency of raising up evangelisers in the territory for China and for the world.

150 years of mission celebrated in PIME House Hong Kong
Card. Joseph Zen will preside over a thanksgiving mass for the work of PIME missionaries today in the Cathedral. Over the past 150 years, the number of Catholics has grown from a handful to over 350 thousand. A special blessing from Benedict XVI for the mission dean, Fr. Quirino De Ascaniis.

From Milan to Hong Kong, 150 years of mission
The community that is the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) is inviting readers to learn from the lives of the many missionaries who preached the Gospel in Hong Kong, through an illustrated book, published in both English and Chinese, and compiled by Father Gianni Criveller. Here we anticipate some of its content and reflections.

100th birthday of Fr Quirino De Ascanis, 75 years in China and Hong Kong
With the 150th anniversary of the PIME in Hong Kong, a celebration is also planned for the 100th birthday of Fr Quirino De Ascanis, who dedicated 75 years of his life to China and Hong Kong. Fr De Ascanis is a witness to all of China's recent history: the nationalists, the Marxists, the martyrs, the new openness. Here is how he is presented by the Sunday Examiner, the weekly paper of the diocese of Hong Kong.

PIME celebrates 150 years in Hong Kong
A series of cultural and religious events will take place on 10 and 11 April at PIME House, Hong Kong cathedral and Caritas Hall. Card Joseph Zen, bishop of Hong Kong, will be there. PIME Superior General Father Gian Battista Zanchi wrote a letter for the occasion.

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