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Preservation of the Legacy of His Eminence,
the Late Ignatius Cardinal Kung


1) Cardinal's Writings

This work includes the curation of the collection of the late Cardinal's writings and making them available to Monsignor Stephen DiGiovanni, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Basilica in Stamford, Connecticut, who is in charge of the initial steps concerning the process of beatification and canonization of Cardinal Kung. He is also my pastor.

In June 2005, Bishop William E. Lori, then Bishop of Bridgeport, asked Monsignor DiGiovanni to begin studying Cardinal Kung's life as well as the canonical documents concerning the process of beatification and canonization. This was in response to numerous requests Bishop Lori had received to begin the process of canonization. Consequently, a book, "Ignatius, The Life of Ignatius Cardinal Kung Pin-Mei", was published on June 4, 2013. The author of this book is Monsignor Stephen DiGiovanni, S.T.D. This is an exciting and important step in the opening of the cause of Cardinal Kung's canonization that all the friends of the Foundation ought to be aware of. I believe that you will be inspired by Cardinal Kung's life and his episcopal ministry demonstrated through the research and scholarly insight of Monsignor DiGiovanni. You may purchase the book through Amazon by searching "Cardinal Kung" in its book section.

2) Depository of Information for the Cardinal's Cause and Process for his Canonization

As authorized by the late Paul Cardinal Shan, S. J., the Bishop of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the Foundation has established a depository to collect information supporting the cause and process for the canonization of Cardinal Kung. As the depository, the Foundation is responsible for gathering documentation that will be used as evidence of the personal sanctity and heroic virtues of Cardinal Kung, and also for gathering written statements of personal favors received through his intercession. If you have prayed and have received favors through the intercession of Cardinal Kung, I suggest that you gratefully acknowledge Cardinal Kung's intercession by sending a letter to this Foundation, documenting your special situation. These will be submitted to the Church authority when the cause is open.

3) Upkeep of the Cardinal's final earthly resting place where there are relics preserved, personal mementos, and his private chapel

Cardinal Kung's final residence includes his room and his chapel. They are a part of my home in Stamford, Connecticut. We are tending to the upkeep of his apartment for the cause of the Cardinal's canonization.