Thomas Soo

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The Right Reverend
Soo Yee-po Thomas
Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Western Kowloon
Province Hong Kong Anglican Church
Diocese Western Kowloon
Installed 18 October 1998
Term ended 31 December 2011
Predecessor Andrew Chan
Ordination 1979
Consecration 1995
Personal details
Birth name Soo Yee-Po
Born 1941
Hong Kong

Thomas Soo Yee-po, JP (Chinese :蘇以葆) was the first Bishop of the Diocese of Western Kowloon in the Hong Kong Anglican Church and is succeeded by Andrew Chan in 2012. He was the chairman of the Hong Kong Christian Council until 2010.

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In 2007, he led a nine-person delegation from Hong Kong to visit Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople to discuss unity between churches. [1]

In 2009, Soo gave a speech regarding religion harmony and peace in mainland China. [2]

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  1. "Hong Kong Christian delegation to visit Patriarch Bartholomew". 10 April 2007. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
  2. 于嘉豪 (September 23, 2009). 蘇以葆致辭:盼與各宗教共締和諧中國、和諧世界 [Thomas Soo hope of associating with the religious harmony in China, a harmonious world]. 基督新報 (in Chinese). Retrieved 22 April 2010.
Anglican Communion titles
New diocese Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Western Kowloon
1998 2011
Succeeded by
Andrew Chan