| The Right Reverend |
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.
A justice of the peace (JP) is a judicial officer of a lower or puisne court, elected or appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace. In past centuries the term commissioner of the peace was often used with the same meaning. Depending on the jurisdiction, such justices dispense summary justice or merely deal with local administrative applications in common law jurisdictions. Justices of the peace are appointed or elected from the citizens of the jurisdiction in which they serve, and are usually not required to have any formal legal education in order to qualify for the office. Some jurisdictions have varying forms of training for JPs.
Traditional Chinese characters are Chinese characters in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan, of Hong Kong and Macau, and in the Kangxi Dictionary. The modern shapes of traditional Chinese characters first appeared with the emergence of the clerical script during the Han Dynasty, and have been more or less stable since the 5th century.
A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.
In 2007, he led a nine-person delegation from Hong Kong to visit Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople to discuss unity between churches.
In 2009, Soo gave a speech regarding religion harmony and peace in mainland China.
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The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, also known as the Hong Kong Anglican Church (Episcopal), is the Anglican Church in Hong Kong and Macao. It is the 38th Province of the Anglican Communion. It is also one of the major denominations in Hong Kong and the first in the Anglican Communion to ordain a female priest.
The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong is a Latin Rite ordinary diocese of the Catholic Church. Though the bishop is subject to the Roman Pontiff, he is not the vicar of the latter: he governs it in his own name. The diocese takes its name from the see city, the metropolitan area where the bishop resides.
Religion in Hong Kong is characterized by a multi-faith diversity of beliefs and practices.
St Andrew's Church is located at 138 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a church of the Anglican Province of Hong Kong and in the Diocese of Western Kowloon. It is the oldest English speaking Protestant church in Kowloon. While St Andrew’s commenced its life as a church for the expatriate community, it is now an international church with 90% of those attending considering Hong Kong as their home.
Florence Li Tim-Oi was the first woman to be ordained to the priesthood in the Anglican Communion on 25 January 1944.
United Christian College is a private Christian middle school established in 2003. The school is located in New Clear Water Bay Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong. English is used as the language of instruction.
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Eastern Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia is an Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. It is centered in Hong Kong and has jurisdiction over Eastern Orthodox Christians in Southeast Asia. It was set up in November 1996 by the decision of the Holy Great Synod of Constantinople.
The Diocese of Eastern Kowloon is one of the three dioceses under the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. Its territory covers most part of eastern Kowloon and eastern New Territories. Holy Trinity Cathedral, cathedral of the diocese, was established in 1890, making it one of the oldest Anglican churches in Hong Kong. Incumbent bishop, Timothy Kwok, was elected on 30 March 2014 and enthroned on 23 November 2014, replacing the outgoing bishop, Louis Tsui.
Shatin Anglican Church is a Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican) church located in Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong. It is a mission church under the Diocese of Eastern Kowloon. It was established in 1991 as a daughter church of St. Andrew's Church.
Ronald Owen Hall was an Anglican missionary bishop in Hong Kong and China in the mid 20th century. As an emergency measure during the Second World War, with China under Japanese occupation, he ordained Li Tim-Oi as the first woman priest in the Anglican Communion.
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David M. Paton (1913-1992) is an Anglican missionary to China, working under the Church Missionary Society.
|Anglican Communion titles|
|New diocese|| Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Western Kowloon |
1998 – 2011
| Succeeded by|