‘Temple Street Father’ and his life mission helping Hong Kong’s homeless

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “‘Temple Street Father’ and his life mission helping Hong Kong’s homeless” – below is their description.

    Since arriving in Hong Kong in 1985, John Wotherspoon has spent his time helping the city’s disadvantaged. The Australian priest was first posted to a Kowloon parish and on Lantau Island before spending a period of time teaching English in mainland China. In 2009, Wotherspoon moved to a subdivided flat in Yau Ma Tei’s Temple Street in Kowloon to be near the homeless. Over the years, Wotherspoon has earned the nickname “Temple Street Father” for his work with the local homeless and ex-convicts. And at the age of 74, Wotherspoon has no plans to slow down and intends to continue helping Hong Kong’s poor.

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