The Anglican archbishop of Hong Kong was in Belfast yesterday, meeting Church of Ireland leaders.
The Rev Dr Paul Kwong, on his visit to Northern Ireland, was accompanied by the Dean of Hong Kong, the Rev Matthias Der.
The two churchmen had been in Dublin earlier this week meeting church dignatories there and yesterday they attended a lunchtime communion service in St Anne’s Cathedral.
They were welcomed by the Dean of Belfast the Rev John Mann and the Bishop of Clogher the Rev John McDowell.
Later, they visited the Titanic Quarter in east Belfast.
The two churchmen were taken to St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral in Armagh last night to be met by Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Richard Clarke and the Dean of Armagh the Rev Gregory Dunstan.
They also visited Armagh Public Library where historic documents tracing the Christian dimension in Armagh with St Patrick are located.
The Anglican Communion has a significant presence in Hong Kong, once a British dominion and now under the sovereignty of China.
Archbishop Kwong and Dean Der are also meeting Church of England leaders on this trip to the United Kingdom, sharing experiences of church life from two different global cultures.