Macau Bishop José Lai tenders resignation, bishop from HK appointed

Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang, 59, was the auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong (Photo courtesy Kung Kao Po, HK)

Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang, 59, is the auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong (Photo Courtesy Kung Kao Po, HK)

Pope Francis, to meet this legitimate desire of Bishop Lai, has accepted his resignation and, at the same time, has appointed Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang who is at present Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong, as new Bishop of Macau, the diocese’s weekly O Clarim reported today (Saturday).
Bishop Stephen Lee Bun-sang “will take possession of the Diocese of Macau on Saturday, 23 January, at 3pm with the Eucharistic celebration that will take place at the Cathedral to mark the 440th Anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Macau,” O Clarim said.
This year, Bishop José Lai Hung-seng is reaching 70 years of age and for health reasons and medical treatments he decided to present his resignation from office of Bishop of Macau to the Holy Father.

Bishop Jose Lai

Bishop Jose Lai (Photo Courtesy O Clarim).

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