By Mark Michael The Rev. Canon Peter Koon Ho-Ming, a senior leader of Hong Kong’s Anglican Church, has resigned his church position after being chosen as a member of Hong Kong’s legislature in a controversial “patriots only” election in late December. He told reporters at the swearing in ceremony for the new legislature on January 3 that he would resign from his church … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Church Leader Resigns for Legislature Seat
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By Mark Michael The Rt. Rev. Andrew Chan, senior among the leaders of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui’s three dioceses, was elected Archbishop of Hong Kong and the province’s next primate by the provincial synod on October 18. Chan, 58, will continue to serve as Bishop of Western Kowloon after he succeeds the current archbishop, Paul Kwong, who will retire early in 2021. An … [Read more...] about Apolitical Senior Leader Elected Hong Kong Abp.
By Mark Michael The Dean of Hong Kong’s Cathedral, Matthias Der, was elected as coadjutor to Archbishop Paul Kwong by the synod of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island on November 21. Kwong has announced that he will retire at the end of 2020. Der has served as dean of Saint John’s Cathedral, the largest Anglican church in Hong Kong, since 2012. He will likely be consecrated in … [Read more...] about New Hong Kong Coadjutor Has Canadian & American Ties
By Mark Michael The House of Bishops of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (HKSKH) issued a pastoral letter on August 8 calling the people of Hong Kong to kindness and dialogue in response to escalating violence between pro-democracy demonstrators and police. Tensions, the three bishops say, “permeated the city, causing anxiety and pain.” This is the bishops’ third missive issued … [Read more...] about Hong Kong Bishops Call for Tolerance, Mutual Trust in Protest-Wracked City
At just 40,000 adherents, the Anglican Province of Hong Kong punches above its weight as a contributor to well-being of residents in the territory. It runs 133 Anglican schools and is the third-largest provider of social welfare services in Hong Kong. Its latest initiative is a plan to build a 25-story private hospital on part of the site occupied by Bishop’s House. Critics of … [Read more...] about Hospital Plans in Hong Kong