Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chinese priest celebrates golden jubilee with joy

Father Aloysius Lou dedicated his life to God and to developing the Chinese-Catholic community

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB (left), watches Fr. Aloysius Lou slice into his golden jubilee cake while Fr. Chi Hung Ly, CSJB, applauds. Louis Lee / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
A young priest who moved from Macau to Vancouver in 1972 to assist the growing Chinese-Catholic community has celebrated his 50th anniversary of ordination. For full story
see The B.C. Catholic website.

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