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Relatives bond with faith over bullet-train crash

When the Ministry of Railways and local government officials squared off with grieving relatives of victims of the Wenzhou bullet-train crash this summer, one unexpected factor - faith - played a key role in the way events unfolded.

Monday, 19 September, 2011, 12:00am

Vatican nod for bishop to succeed Cardinal Zen

The Vatican has named Auxiliary Bishop John Tong Hon coadjutor bishop of the Hong Kong diocese, paving the way for Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun to step down.

The Holy See yesterday announced the appointment by Pope Benedict with 'immediate effect' after Cardinal Zen turned 76 two weeks ago.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Mainland bishop on his deathbed

Cancer-stricken mainland Catholic leader Bishop Anthony Li Duan of Xian is in critical condition and may die within weeks.

Bishop Li, 79, is battling terminal liver cancer and has been in and out of consciousness in the Shaanxi Provincial Cancer Hospital in Xian during the past few days, according to a priest who visited him late last week.

22 May 2006 - 12:00am

A Celebration Of Light

One of Scandinavia's leading choirs, the Swedish Voice Chamber Choir, will perform a Lucia celebration - a celebration of light - at St John's Cathedral. For the 400-year-old tradition, the choir will hold candles and dress in white robes, and will be joined by Swedish-born trumpeter Anders Nyqvist. This is a fund-raising concert for local charity, the Sunbeam Children's Foundation.

19 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Bishop held amid new round of raids

A bishop ordained less than a month ago has been detained in an ongoing crackdown on the underground Catholic church, the Vatican news agency Fides said yesterday.

Jiang Mingyuan, from Henan province, was taken away by police on August 26 and no word has been heard from him since, Fides quoted mainland witnesses as saying.

6 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Service for former police chief

A MEMORIAL service for former police chief Roy Henry will be held tomorrow at St John's Cathedral in Central.

24 May 1998 - 12:00am


Police are considering crowd control arrangements ahead of Saturday's special remembrance and thanksgiving service for Princess Diana at St John's Cathedral in Garden Road.

10 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Testament to the territory's growth

Until recently, St John's Cathedral was quietly tucked away in the thick greenery along Garden Road behind the Central Government offices. Today, as you walk up Battery Path that leads to the edifice, all you can hear is the constant thump of construction.

10 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Cult leader went astray: minister

A minister from the church in which cult leader the Reverend Leung Yat-wah began his religious life has slammed the Church of Zion as heretical.

The Hong Kong True Church minister, Mrs Chan, said: 'We believe that interpretations which were out of line with the Bible were heretical.

27 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Bishop's duty to condemn injustice

IT is not surprising that China has appointed the Anglican Bishop of the Hong Kong and Macau Diocese, the Right Reverend Peter Kwong Kong-kit, to the powerful Preparatory Committee for the Special Administrative Region to boost the body's representativeness.

3 Jan 1996 - 12:00am