CE expresses sorrow over passing of Bishop Michael Yeung

     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, today (January 3) expressed deep sorrow over the passing of the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, the Most Reverend Michael Yeung.

     "Bishop Yeung devoted all his life to the Catholic Diocese. Since taking over as the Bishop in 2017, he had led the Diocese to make significant contributions to Hong Kong in areas including medical care, education and welfare services, and guided the Hong Kong Catholics to actively care for and serve the community.
     "I had known Bishop Yeung, who took charge of the welfare services of Caritas Hong Kong, since my tenure as the Director of Social Welfare. I was greatly inspired by his benevolence and concern for people from all walks of life, especially the young people and the disadvantaged.

     "Since becoming the Chief Executive, I had met Bishop Yeung several times to listen to his concerns about society and attended together with him the launch ceremony of the new campus of my alma mater, St Francis' Canossian College, at the beginning of last month.
     "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Bishop Yeung. On behalf of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Bishop Yeung's family and the Catholic community," Mrs Lam said.

Ends/Thursday, January 3, 2019
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