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Ha noted that an apostolic administrator was usually appointed during critical moments, such as that facing the diocese now.
Shock as Vatican brings Cardinal John Tong out of retirement to be acting head of Hong Kong diocese after death of bishop – blocking Occupy supporter Joseph Ha Chi-shing. (2019, January 7). South China Morning Post. Retrieved from https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2181079/shock-vatican-brings-cardinal-john-tong-out-retirement-serve