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CE expresses sorrow over passing of Father Alfred Deignan
     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (December 11) expressed deep sorrow over the passing of veteran educator Father Alfred Deignan.
     "Having dedicated a major part of his life to education in Hong Kong, Father Deignan had been a supervisor, principal and teacher of Wah Yan College, Hong Kong and Wah Yan College, Kowloon, as well as the warden at Ricci Hall of the University of Hong Kong. Upholding the principle of education for all, Father Deignan cared about each of his students, winning their trust, respect and love. Apart from education, he was also dedicated to religious and social services, making significant contributions to Hong Kong.
     "I visited Father Deignan to consult him about his views on education in Hong Kong when I was the Chief Executive-elect.
     "On behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, I would like to express my condolences on the passing of Father Deignan," Mrs Lam said.
Ends/Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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