Dominic Chan

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Rev. Dominic Chan Chi-ming
Rev. Dominic Chan Chi-ming's former house in Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung

Rev. Dominic Chan Chi-ming, V.G. ( 陳志明副主教 ) is the Vicar General of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese. He is also the Parish Priest of the Hong Kong Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. A Hakka, he was born in Yim Tin Tsai, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong in 1952 and was ordained priest by Cardinal John Wu in 1979.

Vicar General[edit]

Rev. Dominic Chan has been the Vicar General of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese since 1992. In this office, he serves as Chairperson of the Diocesan Pastoral Commission for Marriage and the Family, the Diocesan Commission for Laity Formation, the Committee for Promoting the Cardinal's Pastoral Exhortation, the Diocesan Board of Catholic Cemeteries and the Diocesan Committee for the Permanent Diaconate. He is also an Ex-officio Member of the Council of Priests, the Diocesan Personnel Commission, the Hong Kong Catholic Board of Education, the Hong Kong Catholic Education Development Committee, the Central Management Committee for Diocesan Schools and the Diocesan Building and Development Commission.

Parish Priest[edit]

Rev. Dominic Chan has also been the Parish Priest of the Hong Kong Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception since 2000.

On 17 August 2003, eight members of the radical Rainbow Action gay rights group disrupted a Sunday Mass at the Catholic Cathedral. As the Parish Priest of the cathedral, he prohibited Catholics who were sympathetic towards the group to enter the cathedral.

View on the elevation of Bishop Zen[edit]

On 13 February 2006, Rev. Dominic Chan expressed his view on the possibility of the elevation of Joseph Zen, the Bishop of Hong Kong, to cardinal. He said although he was still waiting for a formal announcement, he expected Zen to be elevated to cardinal in the next consistory. He believed that his elevation will show how important the Holy See values the church in China, and that it would be an honour to have a cardinal once again to head the diocese.

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