Kung Kao Po

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Kung Kao Po
Kung Kao Po logo.png
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) Roman Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong
Publisher Roman Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong
Founded August 1, 1928; 88 years ago (1928-08-01)
Political alignment Pro-democracy
Language Chinese language
Headquarters 16 Caine Road, Central, Hong Kong Island
Country Hong Kong
Website kkp.org.hk
Kung Kao Po
Kung Kao Po 1st issue.JPG
The first issue of Kung Kao Po
published on 1st Aug, 1928
Traditional Chinese 公教報
Simplified Chinese 公教报
Literal meaning Catholic newspaper

Kung Kao Po (literally "Catholic newspaper") is a Chinese newspaper published in Hong Kong. First circulated on 1 August 1928, the weekly newspaper, owned and operated by Roman Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong, is one of the oldest newspapers in Hong Kong and published on every Friday.

Featuring local and international church-related news, Kung Kao Po's coverage also includes a wide variety of topics, from education to health. A kid-oriented supplement (Joyful Youth) is attached in every issue of the newspaper. Periodic pastoral letters from Bishop of Hong Kong in different ecclesiastical seasons and special pastoral letters regarding certain issues are also presented in Kung Kao Po.

Apart from being sold only in Catholic parishes of Hong Kong and distributed across hospitals of Hong Kong, Kung Kao Po is also available through subscription, which makes the newspaper available to the overseas Chinese-speaking Roman Catholics, including Roman Catholics in mainland China. Contents of Kung Kao Po's old issues are available online through its former websites, which keeps issues published before 25 September 2011. Audio edition of the newspaper, recorded in Cantonese, is also available in MP3 format in its former website.

In recent years, Kung Kao Po has become known to the general populace of Hong Kong, owing to its editorials and columns, often cited by Hong Kong's mainstream media outlets, on politics and social issues.

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