[Fish] Session 3 (Jan 26, 2010)

Founding the Hong Kong Mission

* Procura

Connection with Rome:
orthodox and orthopraxis, material and human resources

* Establishing an Apostolic prefecture in 1841

Avoiding the Portuguese influence:
Macau, competing with Protestantism

* J.T. Raimondi

A pioneer:
firm and ambitious

* Building churches

Physical presence and protection:
for the Irish, Portuguese, Chinese

* Became an Apostolic vicariate in 1874

A matter of status:
led by a bishop

Recommended reading:
Chapters Four and Nine, "The Foundation of the Catholic Mission in Hong Kong, 1841-1894"
Chapters 1-7, "The Story of a Hundred Years".