Hong Kong Notes 1st Anniversary of Canonizations

HONG KONG, OCT. 7, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Hong Kong´s Church of the Immaculate Conception was crowded for the solemn concelebration of a Mass to commemorate the first anniversary of the canonization of 120 China martyrs.

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The Mass was presided over by Cardinal John Baptist Wu Cheng-chung, bishop of Hong Kong, and concelebrated with Coadjutor Bishop Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Auxiliary Bishop John Tong Hon and 45 local priests.

The Hong Kong Diocese organized an exhibition of paintings and published a book on the significance of the history of this canonization, which was bitterly criticized by the Chinese government. The martyrs were killed between 1648 and 1930.

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