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  1. News - Hong Kong - MINORITY RIGHTS

    Hong Kong Catholics have same-sex marriage fears after court ruling on transsexual

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Johnny Tam

    ... marriage in Hong Kong. Reverend Dominic Chan Chi-ming, the vicar-general of the Catholic Diocese, said he was concerned about the possibility of de facto same-sex marriage. Chan's remarks came as the church's publication, Kung Kao Po , in its latest issue yesterday warned that the court's ruling may "clash with the established concept of marriage". Chan said: "What if a man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1241515/hong-kong-catholics-have-same-sex-marriage-fears-after-court-ruling
  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why are London barristers calling Hong Kong Treasure Island?

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... a favourite of retiring Director of Public Prosecutions Kevin Zervos, will be rubbing his hands, the word from London is that the wigs in the Temple have taken to referring to Hong Kong ... AECOM; and Elvis Au, assistant director of Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department.   Religion is good for you "No to Religion." "Religion is slavery." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1211726/why-are-london-barristers-calling-hong-kong-treasure-island
  3. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Mystery Hong Kong woman gives Irish church 100,000 euros

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... last week when a mystery woman from Hong Kong appeared on the doorstep of his church and handed him a €100,000 (HK$1 million) donation. The cheque was delivered in person to Father Sean ... a media source in Ireland revealed. On this occasion, she was believed to have been visiting an ill relative. The source said the woman initially phoned St John's from Hong Kong about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214096/mystery-hong-kong-woman-gives-irish-church-100000-euros
  4. News - Hong Kong - FESTIVALS

    Russians in Hong Kong prepare for Christmas celebrations

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Originally from Moscow, Pozdnyaev moved to Hong Kong about 10 years ago. He said his Easter service was the most popular, with about 100 parishioners joining the event. The church used to be based ... Maiden, or Snegurochka. Deliya, who moved to Hong Kong four-and-a-half years ago to work as an analyst for an investment bank, said the Russian community was growing. Official consular figures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1120877/russians-hong-kong-prepare-christmas-celebrations
  5. Church leaders hit out at 'selfish' Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com The leaders of Hong Kong's Anglican and Catholic churches yesterday denounced the 'selfishness' of a city beset by a widening gap ... a number some dismissed as 'a trivial matter'. 'All life is precious,' the archbishop stressed, adding: 'I simply cannot imagine that Hong Kong people have become so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988529/church-leaders-hit-out-selfish-hong-kong
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong class boycotts over Moral and National Education plan averted

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... not to introduce the subject. Wong's letter, which was published yesterday by the Ming Pao Daily , said she was conveying the order of the diocese's leader, Bishop of Hong Kong Cardinal John Tong ... the school bodies. However, the city's largest school-sponsoring body, the Catholic diocese, issued a strongly worded guideline to all its 197 schools this week instructing them not to introduce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022764/hong-kong-class-boycotts-over-moral-and-national-education-plan
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine bishops fighting trends, and own flock, on reproductive health bill

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... without a divorce law, after Malta's parliament passed one last year. House Bill 4244 or the Reproductive Health (RH) bill aims to give poor couples free access to family planning methods, ... findings and branded support for the bill a "serious sin" punishable with excommunication. Senior clerics had issued threats of excommunication and electoral defeat in next year's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1018127/philippine-bishops-fighting-trends-and-own-flock-reproductive-health-bill
  8. New Catholic bishop calls for unified society for common good of Hong Kong

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... their gratitude to Cardinal Zen. Last night's installation Mass was among Bishop Tong's first major public acts since taking the helm as Bishop of Hong Kong in April 16. He earlier appointed ... Ambrose Leung Bishop John Tong Hon called yesterday for unity among Catholics and others in society to work for the common good, when he was formally installed as the new head of the Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678734/new-catholic-bishop-calls-unified-society-common-good-hong-kong
  9. Martial art offers health benefits

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The graceful art of tai chi can be seen every morning in most of Hong Kong's parks and public places. To the casual observer, it may seem simply to be a hobby that old folks follow ... Union of Great Britain, explains that there is no certifying body for tai chi instructors in Hong Kong, but some teachers may have certificates of one form or another that demonstrate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723327/martial-art-offers-health-benefits
  10. Vatican meeting fails to iron out China issues

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... breakthrough in the Holy See's China policy,' said one participant at the meeting, which counts bishops from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and international experts as members, in addition to top ... community loyal to him, but how to implement those guidelines has been the subject of debate on the mainland. Bishop John Tong Hon, leader of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese and a conference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709437/vatican-meeting-fails-iron-out-china-issues

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