The Archdiocese of San Francisco Chinese Ministry and the Office of Human Life & Dignity invite the faithful to a prayer vigil for Hong Kong at 6:30 pm on August 26 at St. Anne of the Sunset Church (850 Judah St., San Francisco). We are joining our prayers with those of the faithful all over the world at the invitation of Cardinal Tong of Hong Kong. The service will include scripture readings, Eucharistic Adoration, and Benediction.
Hong Kong is experiencing demonstrations in reaction to mainland China's proposed extradition legislation, officially called the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019, that would see mainland China have extradition rights for the first time over any city resident, including foreign nationals as well as tourists.
[Jesus stood up to read]: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” (luke 4:18-19)