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Hong Kong’s papal bridge builder

It took Stephen Chow Sau-yan months of consideration in prayer before accepting the post of bishop of Hong Kong. “I didn’t feel the call in myself to be bishop,” the 62-year-old explained in a press conference. In the end, it was a handwritten letter from Pope Francis that convinced the Jesuit. “The Holy Father wrote something in his handwriting that he believed I should be the bishop … and so, for me, this was a sign.”

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