OTHER ECCLESIASTICAL CIRCUMSCRIPTIONS

PRELATURE OF THE HOLY

CROSS AND OPUS DEI

Founded in Spain in 1928 by St. Josemaría Escrivá; in Hong Kong since 1981.

The mission of this ecclesiastical circumscription is the same salvific mission as that of the whole Church, carried out in conformity with a specific charism. The faithful of Opus Dei seek sanctity in the context of ordinary life, through their daily occupations, spreading everywhere the universal call to holiness and apostolate.

Since 1982, Opus Dei has been a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. Personal prelatures exist to carry out specific pastoral missions in the Church, and are part of the jurisdictional, hierarchical structure of the Church. They have a prelate (who can be a bishop, appointed by the Roman Pontiff), secular priests, and men and women lay faithful, united as a single organism to carry out the prelature’s mission. In Opus Dei’s case, this mission is, as mentioned above, to spread the ideal of holiness in the middle of the world. In that way it complements the diocese, to which the faithful of the prelature continue to belong.

Attached to the Prelature is the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, which includes diocesan priests who remain incardinated and work in their own diocese, while they are provided with spiritual assistance in order to seek sanctity in the exercise of their priestly ministry.

Prelate:

(Vacant)

Auxiliary Vicar:

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Fernando Ocariz

Vicar General:

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Mariano Fazio

Viale Bruno Buozzi, 73, I-00197,

Rome, Italy

Website: www.opusdei.org

Regional Vicar for East Asia:

Rev. Joseph Buzzo

Flat 2G, Block 4, Cotton Tree Mansions,

Whampoa Garden, Kowloon.

Tel : (852) 2774-2593

Fax: (852) 2765-7312

E-mail: [email protected]

Priests of the Prelature in Hong Kong:

Rev. Miguel Diez

Flat B1, United Mansion,

7, Shiu Fai Terrace, Hong Kong.

Tel : (852) 2572-7331

Fax: (852) 2573-2470

Rev. Paul Chung

Rev. Liam Ke

Rev. Ronald Solis

Rev. Harry Wong Yim Hung

Flat 2G, Block 4, Cotton Tree Mansions,

Whampoa Garden, Kowloon.

Tel : (852) 2774-2593

Fax: (852) 2765-7312

Rev. Derrick Barria

Rev. Paul Chung

Rev. Joseph M. Mandia

1A, Tai Wai Road,

Tai Wai, Shatin, N.T.

Tel : (852) 2690-1040

Fax: (852) 2690-1042