Religious Groups in Hong Kong Mourn COVID-19 Deaths


Religious Groups in Hong Kong Mourn COVID-19 Deaths on Ching Ming Festival

Catholic, Muslim, and Buddhist groups, among other local religious institutions in Hong Kong, marked yesterday’s (April 5) Ching Ming Festival honouring the dead, releasing videos to mourn lives lost from COVID-19 this year.

The series of videos, including speeches from Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist, Confucian, Christian, and Taoist groups, were published on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the Hong Kong Social Welfare Sector Joint Action against COVID-19.

Stephen Chow, head of the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong said it was “extremely painful and heartbreaking to see a large number of elderly people as well as children pass away in the current outbreak.”

The vice-chairperson of the Chinese Muslim Cultural and Fraternal Association, Ha Kay-wai, sent his virtual thanks to the Chinese government for supporting Hong Kong’s fight against COVID-19 during the harsh fifth wave.

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