P. Stephen Chow Sau-yan

Pope Francis on May 17 named a new bishop for Hong Kong, tapping the head of his own Jesuit or­der in the region, P. Stephen Chow Sau-yan, for the politically sensitive position that has been vacant for two years.

Chow, a native of Hong Kong, was educated in the United States and Ireland. He headed two Jesuit-run schools while also teaching at the University of Hong Kong before being made provincial of the Jesuits in the China region in 2018.

He replaces the late Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, who died in 2019.