We are very pleased to share with you that our missionary work, especially for the formation of lay evangelizers, has been quite active during this summer month of August.
Fr. Peter Chao, with a PhD in Pastoral Theology, was invited by Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei to give some seminars. You might be interested to know that Fu Jen Catholic University is a comprehensive university founded by the Holy See. Starting from 2003, the University comprises 9 colleges (Liberal Arts, Arts, Foreign Languages, Science and Engineering, Human Ecology, Law, Social Sciences, Management, Medicine), 45 departments, offering 42 master programs, and 11 Ph.D. programs. The University has established sister-schools with more than 100 renowned universities world-wide and is committed to holistic education. The University strives to provide students with a diversified, whole-person, interdisciplinary, and international learning environment.
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The next stop of our Chinese missionary was in Handan, Hebei Province, to share with pastoral agents:
Handan dates from at least the 6th century BC. It was the capital of the state of Chao (386-228 BC) and was rebuilt on a site to the northeast during Han times (206 BC-AD 220). It remained a small regional center, with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants, until systematically developed as an industrial city in the 1950s.
The population, as of 2004, was estimated at 1,390,000.
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Next stop was Anhui Province at Jingxian Diocese for more sharing with pastoral agents.