American priest gets ROC ID after 54 years

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/01/06
By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Jan. 6 (CNA) American Catholic priest Brendan O’Connell (甘惠忠) finally obtained a Republic of China identification card

Friday after living and serving in Taiwan for more than half a century.

“I’ve waited for this ID for 54 years,” the 81-year-old said upon receiving the card from Premier Lin Chuan (林全), who visited him at the Bethlehem Foundation in Tainan to present the ID to him.

O’Connell said he has always seen himself as a Taiwanese and that he loves Taiwan because the Taiwanese people love him.    [FULL  STORY]

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