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The Pope’s bet to relax relations with China, the new bishop of Hong Kong

Hong Kong had been without a bishop for almost two years. But the Pope has already found one for this delicate diocese. 

It’s about Stephen Chow. He is 61 years old and until now he was superior of the Jesuits in China. 

It is a symbolic appointment, since Beijing will read it as the symbol of the tone that Francis wants to give to his relations with Beijing.  

STEPHEN CHOW, SJ
Bishop-elect of Hong Kong
“I love Hong Kong. Here I was born and here I grew up ”.

Stephen Chow’s first mission is to build unity among Hong Kong Catholics. They are divided between those who call for the Church to be tougher on Beijing to defend its freedom; and those who propose a low profile. 

Both Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, and one of the most active voices against Beijing, Jimmy Lai, are Catholics. 

Another sensitive issue is the defense of religious freedom. 

STEPHEN CHOW, SJ
Bishop-elect of Hong Kong
“Unity in plurality. We must respect plurality, which is reality. And we all have to learn to respect plurality ”.

“I think that religious freedom is a basic right. When I speak to the government, I hope to encourage them not to forget the importance of religious freedom. ” 

Stephen Chow will be ordained a bishop on December 4, so the Jesuits have time to name a successor to his previous position. Meanwhile, Cardinal John Tong will continue to rule the diocese. 

CARD. JOHN TONG
Apostolic Administrator of Hong Kong
“May our diocese serve the Church and society with wisdom and love under your government.”

Without a doubt, it is not an easy mission, in one of the most delicate places on the planet today, where there is no lack of political or religious challenges. 

Romereports.com

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