DR. Michael Thio, President General,  visited Hong Kong (Special  Administrative Region of China) on 23- 24 March 2012 and met up with  Maurice Yeung, President, Central  Council, SSVP Hong Kong (Special  Administrative Region of China), and  members of his Central Council. The  President General held wide-ranging  talks with the members covering their  varied services to the poor including  their China activities and the  management of a Nursery School  catering also to poor children. They  are also looking into the setting up of new conferences to serve more poor and needy.
Dr. Michael Thio shared with them CGI’s global activities and the recent accreditation  by the United Nations of our UN-NGO Special Consultative Status as a member of the  Economic & Social Council(ECOSOC). HK SSVP is a member of the Concordat.
Dr. Michael Thio paid a courtesy call on John Cardinal Tong, Bishop of Hong Kong.  The latter was elevated to the post of Cardinal by the Holy Father in February this year.
John Cardinal Tong has been very supportive of SSVP in Hong Kong and his VicarGeneral Msgr Dominic Chan is the Spiritual Advisor to the Central Council , SSVP  Hong Kong.  John Lee, Vice-President International Structure, who resides in Hong Kong, and  Thomas Tan, ITVP for East Asia & Oceania,joined the meetings.
Submitted by Dr. Michael Thio, President General

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