Religious leaders in Malaysia signed a declaration against human trafficking on July 30.
KUALA LUMPUR – Ten leaders of different religions in Malaysia signed an Inter-Faith Joint Declaration against Human Trafficking, in an event hosted by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur.
The faith leaders on July 30 jointly declared that “every girl, boy, woman and man is a free person, and all exist for the good of all in equality and fraternity. That people are trafficked and exploited physically, economically, sexually and psychologically for the profit, benefit and pleasure of others goes against the fundamental conviction that all people are equal and have the same freedom and dignity”.
Fr Alphonsus Dominic's mother called to the Lord
Mrs Agnes Dominic nee Joseph, mother of Fr Alphonsus Dominic, has passed away. She was 69.
The wake begins today, 5 July 2017, at Casa Maria of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church is located at 1259 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534795.
Fr Jaime Bonet was called to the Lord on June 25.
Rev. Fr Jaime Bonet, founder of Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity, died on 25 June 2017 in the Henares University Hospital in Coslada, Madrid. He was 91 years old and had been battling a deteriorating illness for a long time.
Fr Bonet was born in Alqueria Blanca, Spain on 21 May 1926. Even as a seminarian, he organized schools of evangelization and conducted recollections and retreats. He believed that these provided a deep encounter with the living Word of God, Jesus, and growth in faith in Him. As a priest, his preaching inspired in others the desire to consecrate themselves totally to the life of evangelization.