8 October, 2015 AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook            

Help AsiaNews | About us | P.I.M.E. | | RssNewsletter | Mobile

mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato

e-mail this to a friend printable version

» 08/23/2012
Pope's sorrow for the death of Card Paul Shan Kuo-hsi
In a telegram to the bishop of Kaohsiung, (Taiwan), Benedict XVI remembers the service the cardinal dedicated to the Church. Born in mainland China, he entered the Jesuit order in Beijing. The late cardinal had been general relator to the Special Assembly for Asia of the Synod of Bishops.

Vatican City (AsiaNews) - In a telegram of condolences to Mgr Peter Liu Cheng-Chung, bishop of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Pope Benedict XVI remembered the service Card Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, SJ, who passed away yesterday, dedicated to the Church as bishop and president of the Regional Conference of Chinese Bishops.

In his message, the pope expressed his closeness to Mgr Cheng-Chung, the late prelate's successor in Kaohsiung, and to "clergy, religious and lay faithful of those dioceses, and indeed the entire church in Taiwan". To them, he gave assurance of his prayers for the "priestly soul" of the dearly departed.

Card Paul Shan Kuo-hsi was born on 3 December 1923 in Puyang, Hopeh (Taming Diocese), in mainland China.

He entered the Society of Jesus on 11 September 1946 in Beijing, and was ordained a priest on 18 March 1955 in Baguio, in the Philippines.

He was appointed Director of the Chinese Section of Sacred Heart School in Cebu City in the Philippines and worked there from 1957-59.

From 1959-61 he undertook studies for a doctorate in spiritual theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

After spending some time in Vietnam, he was named Episcopal Vicar of Taipei in 1976. He was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Hwalien on 15 November 1979.

In 1983, he was elected Episcopal organiser of the celebrations for the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of Father Matteo Ricci in China.

On 4 March 1991 he was nominated as the bishop of Kaohsiung.

He also took on various tasks for the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC), such as president of the FABC Office for Interreligious Dialogue (1983-1985), and for the Holy See.

He was also general relator to the special assembly for Asia of the Synod of Bishops held in Rome between 19 April and 14 May 1998.

John Paul II made him a cardinal that same year.

e-mail this to a friend printable version

See also
Card Paul Shan, the great evangeliser and unifier of the Church in China, has died
The anti-secession bill does not serve peace, says Cardinal Shan
Card. Shan's work for youth of Taiwan and mainland China
by Xin Yage
11/16/2012 TAIWAN
Archbishop of Taipei: A new evangelization for Taiwan
Farewell to Card Paul Shan
by Xin Yage

Editor's choices
Pope: In “extremely difficult social and marital context”, Church called to carry out mission in fidelity, truth and charity.The opening Mass of the Synod on "The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in the contemporary world," Pope Francis speaks of the paradoxes of global society: "power" accompanied by loneliness and helplessness." Today's man "ridicules" the family and love, but thirsts for it. The Church bears witness to indissoluble love, but must not forget to care and sustain "the man who falls or who errs." "A Church with closed doors betrays itself and its mission, and instead of being a bridge it becomes a barrier."
Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong in the top ten of the world economyWorld Economic Forum on competitiveness ranking published. Top three unchanged since last year: Switzerland, Singapore and the United States. Japan sixth, followed by Hong Kong. The world economy is slowing down compared to the previous decade, only exception- addition to China - India, which gains 16 positions.
Pope in the US: “We Christians, the Lord’s disciples, ask the families of the world to help us”In the last Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Francis Pope highlights the daily "little gestures" that define the family, which is “the right place for faith to become life, and life to become faith". Gratitude, respect, and collaboration with families in which the Spirit operates can be found in every “family, people, region, or religion”.


Copyright © 2003 AsiaNews C.F. 00889190153 All rights reserved. Content on this site is made available for personal, non-commercial use only. You may not reproduce, republish, sell or otherwise distribute the content or any modified or altered versions of it without the express written permission of the editor. Photos on AsiaNews.it are largely taken from the internet and thus considered to be in the public domain. Anyone contrary to their publication need only contact the editorial office which will immediately proceed to remove the photos.