Soo Yee-po Thomas
|Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Western Kowloon|
|Province||Hong Kong Anglican Church|
|Installed||18 October 1998|
|Term ended||31 December 2011|
|Birth name||Soo Yee-Po|
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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|Anglican Communion titles|
|New diocese|| Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Western Kowloon |
1998 – 2011