Meet Stephen Chow, the Jesuit Cardinal of Hong Kong

A series of 4 videos

Cardinal Stephen Chow Sau-yan, a Jesuit born in Hong Kong and now bishop there, shares his experiences, priorities and Ignatian spiritual roots.

The result is a series of four video, produced by Jesuit Communications of the Chinese Province in collaboration with Kuangchi Program Services based in Taiwan. Here is an overview of the content of each of the chapters with the link to access them. The interviews were conducted in Cantonese (with English subtitles) and each clip lasts between 5 and 8 minutes.

A day in the life of a Cardinal

The Cardinal gives a simple account of how his day usually goes. He lives with the seminarians; he enjoys contact with people; he doesn’t sleep much...

A bridge-building Cardinal

Stephen Chow recounts his experience of participating in the Synod of Bishops in Rome, highlighting the importance of seeking convergence and friendship to navigate through tensions and differences of opinion. He also shares his views on Pope Francis’ anticipated apostolic visit to China, stressing that understanding and communication are essential elements in moving forward together on this path of relations with China.

A Cardinal who walks joyfully with the youth

In this episode, the Bishop of Hong Kong reflects on his experience during the WYD in Portugal. He offers a specific message to young people in Chinese communities everywhere.

How do the Spiritual Exercises help Cardinal Chow?

In this final section, Cardinal Stephen Chow reveals how the inner freedom offered by the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius helps him in his ministry as a cardinal and also in expressing a message of unity and communion for all Chinese. He concludes by offering his blessing.

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