Hong Kong New Catholic Leader

Xavier Trudeau
Août 3, 2017

A new bishop has taken over the Diocese of Hong Kong in continental China, reports Vatican Radio.

Coadjutor Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung is set to become the new head of Hong Kong's Catholic diocese.

He became an auxiliary bishop of the Hong Kong diocese in 2014, and was appointed coadjutor bishop in November past year, making him a natural candidate to succeed Tong.

‎Unlike an auxiliary bishop, a coadjutor bishop has the right to succession in the case of the ‎retirement, ‎resignation or death of the current bishop.

Born in Shanghai in 1945, Yeung came to Hong Kong with his family at the age of four. He was ordained a priest in 1978, and completed studies in communication ‎‎(Syracuse, USA) and in philosophy and education (Harvard, USA). Bishop Yeung is succeeding Cardinal John Tong as head of the diocese after Tong retired. Cardinal Tong's predecessor, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, is 85.

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