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Hong Kong diocese continues success in evangelization: 3,500 received at Easter Vigil

CWN - April 09, 2012

The Diocese of Hong Kong welcomed 3,500 adults into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, continuing a remarkable record of evangelization that has stretched across the years.

The Hong Kong diocese claims about 500,000 Catholics, including nearly 140,000 non-Chinese. So the adult converts received into the Church at Easter amounted to roughly 1% of the current Chinese Catholic population. (An equivalent success for the Boston archdiocese would require nearly 13,000 new adult converts.) The diocese received nearly as many converts—3,400—last year, and 3,000 in 2010.

In a pastoral letter for Easter, Cardinal John Tong thanked the catechists of his diocese for their work with the new Catholics, saying that they “not only carry out the mission of evangelization of the Church, but also strengthen their own faith.”

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