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New Macau bishop: Faith and Chinese values live together for the well-being of society
It is the wish expressed by the new bishop, Mgr. Stephen Lee Bun-sang during the ceremony of installation in his new diocese. The pastoral commitment "will start from the family and the education of young people, key to a harmonious society." Relations between China and the Vatican not purpose of his appointment, but "I will keep an eye on". The Church of Macau is and will be a help to the Catholics of China ".
08/02/2016 16:27:00 MACAU
Macau’s new bishop stresses unity with God, as well as the mission in a gambling city and China
A few days after taking office, Mgr Stephen Lee Bun-sang spoke to AsiaNews about the challenges his episcopal ministry faces. They include gambling, Macau’s main industry, as well as the unity of its Catholic community. He also talks about the Jubilee of Mercy, relations with the Chinese Church and the evangelization of Asia. “The work of evangelization of Macau Diocese through history was important for the Far East. Now we have to rekindle that missionary spirit in the small community of believers of Macau.”
13/12/2003 china macau
Wu Li, painter, poet and Jesuit, in the Church of the Early Qing
28/07/2009 MACAU - CHINA
Msgr Domingos Lam, Bishop Emeritus of Macau, dies.
He led the diocese through the period of transition from Portuguese to Chinese rule.
07/01/2010 CHINA - VATICAN
Thousands of Catholics defy snow, cold and police at the funeral of Mgr. Yao Liang
The government bans use of Episcopal insignia and title of "Bishop", being a pastor of underground Church. Bishop Yao spent 30 years in prison for refusing to join the Patriotic Association, which wants to build an independent Church from the pope. No message from the Vatican.
Underground Bishop of Xiwanzi dies, security tightened for funeral
Although the area is under heavy snow, thousands of faithful are expected for the funeral. The government bans display of Episcopal insignia, prohibits the publication of obituaries and allows only three priests to attend the ceremony. In 2009, 7 Chinese bishops died. In China only 94 pastors remain.
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