The Hong Kong International Book Fair
|Cardinal John Tong Hon, Bishop of Hong Kong and Bishop Stephen Lee leading the prayer service at the start of the Hong Kong International Book Fair on 15 July|
Around 600 publishers from around the world exhibited their books during the week-long International Book Fair of Hong Kong from 15-21 July. Together with a handful Catholic Publishers, Claretian Publications, Macau also participated in this years book fair, which claims to be the biggest 'trade fair' of the City.
|Some of the volunteers at the Claretian Publication stall with Bishop Stephen Lee and Fr. Alberto|
John Cardinal Tong Hon, Bishop of Hong Kong, together with Bishop Stephen Lee, Auxiliary Bishop led an opening prayer session at the start of the Fair and later made a short visit to all the Catholic Stalls.
|Cardinal John Tong visiting the Booth of the Claretian Publications|
The stall of Claretian Publications was set up and manned through the days of the Fair by the friends and collaborators of the missionaries in Hong Kong who collaborated with Frs. Alberto and Jijo in Macau. And this was an exceptional exposure for some of our priced Titles such as the new Chinese translation of the New Testament and the Titles by Pope Francis both in Chinese and English.
|Fr. Alberto with Bishop Stephen Lee|
Fr. Alberto and the entire team of the Chinese New Testament was delighted to receive a commendation from Bishop Michael Yeung, Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong who said, 'Cardinal Tong suggested to him to consider using this version of the New Testament for the catechetical purposes in the Diocese as we never had such a presentation of the Bible in Chinese'!
For us, a first-timer in the book-fair, could not have asked for anything better! For some visuals from Fair, Check the Video: